Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Detection and Prevention of Bullying Related Morbidity

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Detection and Prevention of Bullying Related Morbidity

Article excerpt

There is increasing evidence that children and adolescents who participate in bullying as bystanders, victims and/or perpetrators are at a significant high risk of suffering from an array of medical and psychiatric morbidity including suicidal attempts.

The presentations are designed to help health practitioners understand the nature and socioecological aspects of bullying and to prevent and detect the medical and psychiatric problems and risks associated with this type of abuse, along the lifespan. Presentations will include:

* bullying related morbidity with clinical vignette that will serve as a framework for discussion of clinical detection, intervention and treatment of morbidity linked to bullying.

* Bullying related suicide with a review of the research addressing the association of suicide and bullying, from childhood to young adulthood, including cross-sectional and longitudinal research findings.

* The impact of bullying along the lifespan with a review of longitudinal Finnish studies, from childhood to adulthood, documenting the association of bullying with depression, psychiatric treatment, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse and criminality. …

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