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Childhood bullying leads to teen self-harm

Being bullied at primary school has a direct effect on how likely a teenager is to self-harm, researchers at the Universities of Warwick and Bristol have found.

The study of 5000 participants found that people bullied when aged 5-7 were 5 times as likely to self-harm when 16-17 years old.

The researchers believe early clinical intervention during childhood could be crucial to preventing future self-harm.

Read more at University of Warwick

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