Childhood Bullying Causes Long-Term Psychological Trauma

by SunnyDeng on September 2, 2016 - 11:24pm

What are the effects of bullying if it started in their childhood?

A research suggests that college students’ psychological problems may be related to their perceptions of past childhood bullying experiences.

A study that involved 480 college students showed that the effects of bullying can stay for years which will affect the victim’s mental health into their adulthood.

Some students has reported on their psychological functioning and symptoms of depression, anxiety and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

Victims of bullying is the highest predictor or PTSD symptoms among college students who participated in the survey.

Female students who struggles with emotional damage by bullying had greater levels of depression, anxiety and PTSD than male students.

Therefore, this research suggests that college students’ psychological problems may be related to their perceptions of past childhood bullying experiences.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160901135546.htm

I am convinced by what this author’s conclusion. While some people might think that those who are bullied at a young age can change when they see them with friends or even making up with the bully, the victim will always have a mental scar from the bullying. This scar will always stay with them. Even if they don’t show it, they’ll always have this one thing that makes them weird when talking with others. It can go from talking to themselves from time to time to being unable to trust anyone. Simply put, every victims of bullying will have psychological issue, it can range from minor to serious depending on how the person faces it, but it’s still there and it can worsen with time or if they ever experience something similar to bullying so, to prevent that from happening, we need to help out those who used to be or are victims. 

Comments

Hi! I really relate to the subject of your article knowing someone really close who have been bullied before. However, there seems to be a little bit of equivocation in your summary. In the second premise, you say that a study was made. However, later on, you say that it was a survey. Is it possible that there is something that I do not understand correctly? Also, if it was a survey, it would be unreliable statistics because victims of bullying would probably not answer those questions with honesty. I would really enjoy if you would like discuss your article. Thank you!

Hi,
First of all, I just want to say that your subject is great because some people don't realise the real impacts of their acts. However, I think that the fourth premise that talks about the female students would need justification. It is maybe true that female students who struggle with emotional damage by bullying had greater levels of depression, anxiety, and PTSD than male students but we do not have any proofs or statistics. We do not know what was the condition of the female students when the study was done and we do not know why they are claimed to have greater levels of depression, anxiety, and PTSD than male students.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss with me about your subject.
Thank you.