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Bullied children more likely to develop parasomnias

September 16, 2014

Children who are bullied have an increased risk for parasomnias, including nightmares, night terrors and sleepwalking, according to study findings in Pediatrics.

Dieter Wolke, PhD, of the University of Warwick in Coventry, United Kingdom, and colleagues interviewed 6,796 children from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children birth cohort about nightmares, night terrors and sleepwalking. Children were interviewed about bullying when they were aged 8 and 10 years and were interviewed about parasomnias at a mean age of 12.9 years.

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