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Does bullying cause health problems?

856 Norwegian teenagers took part in a bullying study in 1995. The study was looking at links between bullying and health. It considered both physical complaints (such as headaches, dizziness and stomach ache) and psychological complaints (such as feeling low, nervousness and irritability). It found that bullied children were far more likely than those who had never been bullied, to suffer from a wide range of symptoms. Surprisingly, the one symptom which the bullied teenagers did not suffer from more often than the non bullied ones, was sleeplessness. The most common psychological symptom amongst the bullied children was feeling low. It was also found that the number of symptoms increased with the amount of bullying.
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Article details

G K Natvig, G Albreksten and U Qvarnstrøm (2001) 'Psychosomatic Symptoms Among Victims of School Bullying' in 'Journal of Health Psychology', Volume 4, Issue 4.
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Graph details

See table 3, page 371 in the above article.
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