Bullying is linked to higher risk of self-harm in children

04/29/2012 | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Children ages 5 to 12 who were often bullied were three times more likely to deliberately hurt themselves than children who weren't bullied, according to a U.K. study in the journal BMJ. Researchers found that the highest risk of self-harm was seen in those who had faced family problems or had been abused.

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