If I Was Picked On Or Bullied In School, Am I More Likely To Become Depressed?

Question: If I was picked on or bullied in school, am I more likely to become depressed?

Answer: Bullying is a form of early life trauma as it usually occurs in individuals prepubertally. And we know from some very elegant studies done by an investigator at Yale, that bullying not only increases risk for psychiatric disorders including depression in adulthood, but also clearly increases risk for suicide.

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