School bullies and their victims are at higher risk of psychiatric disorders later in life

Schoolyard bullies and their victims face higher risks of anxiety, depression, other psychological disorders later in life
6% of boys in Finland routinely bullied other kids, while 3% were both bullies and victims.
Less than 1% of girls were either bullies or "bully-victims."

30% of boys who had been both bullies and victims ended up taking a psychiatric medication, 17% were admitted to a hospital.
Among girls, 32% of those who had been bullied were eventually prescribed a psychiatric medication (16% if not bullied).

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