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Published On: January 20, 2020 10:19 AM NPT By: Republica

Health effects of Bullying

Health effects of Bullying

As defined by the Cambridge Dictionary, bullying is the act of hurting or frightening someone, often over a period of time and forcing them to do something that they do not want to do. Bullying has many adverse health effects on its victims.

Effects on mental health:  Victims are likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. They may potentially choose to go down the wrong path of alcoholism, drug abuse and suicide as a coping mechanism.

Psychosomatic symptoms: Emotional distress triggers various physiological sicknesses. Victims are likely to report illnesses such as stomachache, headache, tense muscles, nausea, and chest pain.

Eating disorder: Bullying can make victims vulnerable to eating disorders. One of the major things that come into play during bullying is body shaming. Victims are likely to chase the goal of attaining a “perfect body” at the expense of sacrificing their health.                                                                               

Sleeping disturbance: Victims are possibly troubled by nightmares and may suffer from conditions such as insomnia. They relive their traumas and lose their ability to sleep.

Low self-esteem: Victims lose confidence in their capabilities. They withdraw themselves from social engagement. As a result, their academic performance deteriorates and they also disregard their hobbies and talents.


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