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      1. Bullied Kids May Have Double the Risk of Being Overweight at 18

        Bullied Kids May Have Double the Risk of Being Overweight at 18

        Childhood victims of bullying have nearly double the risk of being overweight at 18 years of age compared to non-bullied children, according to a new study by researchers at King’s College London.

        “Bullying is commonly associated with mental health problems, but there is little research examining the physical health of bullied children,” said Dr. Andrea Danese at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London.

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      2. Parents May Not Recognize Kids’ PTSD

        Parents May Not Recognize Kids’ PTSD

        New research finds that young children may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for years without it being recognized by their parents.

        In a new U.K. study, University of East Anglia (UEA) researchers investigated how children under 10 can experience PTSD weeks, months and years after a traumatic event.

        They discovered that children’s suffering is often under-recognized by parents despite being shaped to a large extent by the parents’ own stress in response to the child’s trauma.

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      1. "It is important to understand that children, who seem completely “normal” while growing up, often do not manifest symptoms until that person is in his or her teens or early twenties (high school and college age)."
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