Research from the U.K. shows that involvement in bullying between the ages of 8 and 11, whether as victim or perpetrator, is linked to an increased risk of psychotic experiences at the age of 18. This finding was based on a longitudinal, community-based study comprised of 4,270 subjects. Results appeared today in Psychological Medicine.
Wolke, D., Lereya, S., Fisher, H., Lewis, G., Zammit, S.; Bullying in elementary school and psychotic experiences at 18 years: a longitudinal, population-based cohort study. Psychological Medicine. Online December 17, 2013
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Childhood bullying shown to increase likelihood of psychotic experiences in later life (Medical Xpress)