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What happens to the psyche of children who are teased at school

'16.12.2021'

Source: with the BBC

Experts from the UK studied how the psyche of a child changes, and then an adult who was teased, mocked or intimidated during his school years, writes with the BBC.

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This phenomenon, widespread at all times, is called bullying and has a serious impact on the moral and psychological state of the victim. Anxiety develops, which can develop into real depression. Scientists from University College London conducted a study on 11 twins aged 11, 14 and 16 years.

As a result, it became clear that within two years after a traumatic situation or a series of such situations, manifestations of anxiety still occur, but after five years they almost disappear without a trace if the source of the injury is absent in a person’s life. This suggests that the psyche of the child and the teenager is able to recover over time.

Despite the optimism of experts, it turned out that the older a teenager who has been bullied, the more difficult it is to return him to normal life - children 16 years old more often and more seriously suffered from depressive disorders compared to 11-year-olds. In any case, one cannot count on "it will pass by itself"; it is necessary to provide the child with timely psychological assistance and support.

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