Bullied into psychosis

Children who have been on either side of bullying, even for a short period, are up to five times more likely to suffer from psychosis in adolescence and adulthood.

Researchers assessed a cohort of children and found those who were either bullies, bullied – or both – were significantly more likely to experience psychotic episodes at the age of 18 than their peers, regardless of external factors.

The finding highlights that bullying is not just a harmless schoolyard rite of passage, and should be stopped at the root.

Read more at University of Warwick