Researchers followed more than 1,400 young people who had been bullied or were bullied, and assessed them four to six times between the ages of 9 and 16. The researchers then assessed the participants for psychiatric problems up to age 26.


Researchers have known that bullying can take a psychological toll on both bullies and victims, but it’s been unclear just how long those effects would last.

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