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Adolescent girls more likely to be victims of cyberbullying

October 27, 2017

Adolescent females were more likely to report experiencing cyberbullying and had higher levels of panic/somatic and school-related anxiety symptoms, according to data presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry annual meeting.

“Cyberbullying is a major public health threat associated with increased psychiatric morbidity and mortality in youths,” Samantha B. Saltz, MD, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “We have previously shown that adolescent inpatients with psychiatric disorders who endorsed recent cyberbullying victimhood reported higher levels of emotional abuse, anger, depression, and dissociation.”

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