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Over 1 in 20 kids has a diagnosis of anxiety or depression, study shows

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=255191b2-349c-49bb-a82d-2145db1a5979#.Wx_GgVyplBw A bad day here or there is normal for kids. But what if those bad days turn out to be symptoms of anxiety or depression? A new study estimates that 2.6 million children ages 6 to 17 in 2011–12, the latest year for which data are available, had a current diagnosis of anxiety […]

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Bullying Quiz

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=6c2b203b-b496-4917-8ecf-5857ead08410#.Wstv1Fw-dBx The effects of bullying don’t end after grade school. Studies have shown that children who are bullied can grow up to be depressed or have low self-esteem. Can you separate the hard facts from the popular misconceptions about bullying? Click below to start the quiz.

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Bullying can cause lasting mental health issues

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=150c20a7-72ea-452c-a6b7-56d9c8a6c88d#.WsJ-jtTwbRZ Bullying isn’t a normal part of growing up. It can lead to multiple mental health issues for kids and the adults they become. A new study outlines the impact of bullying and how long the effects can last. Researchers followed more than 11,000 twins who took surveys about bullying. The researchers assessed the […]

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Bullying: Not just child’s play

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=4a637380-0daa-4115-bf2a-64dd39207c9c#.Wd-LORNSxBw Farkus from A Christmas Story, Nelson Muntz on The Simpsons, the stepsisters in Cinderella—it would be nice if all bullies were make-believe like these. Unfortunately, they’re not. Real-life bullies can be found on playgrounds, in school hallways, in gym class and, increasingly, online. They look for someone to pick on—to punch, harass, frighten and intimidate. Often […]

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