Boehringer Ingelheim.

The 'bully-victims' were at biggest risk for health issues in adulthood, over six times more likely to be diagnosed with a serious illness, smoke regularly, or create a psychiatric disorder compared to those not involved with bullying. The results show that bully-victims are the most vulnerable band of all perhaps. This group may turn to bullying after becoming bullied themselves because they may absence the psychological regulation or support necessary to cope with it. In the case of bully-victims, it shows how bullying can spread when left without treatment, Wolke added. Some interventions already are available in schools but brand-new tools are needed to help health specialists to recognize, monitor, and deal with the ill-effects of bullying. The challenge we face now is committing enough time and assets to these interventions to end bullying.For effective prevention, understanding of the key risk elements for suicide is vital. Andre Sourander, M.D., of Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland, and co-workers studied 5,302 Finnish individuals born in 1981. Eight years later on, information regarding psychiatric conditions, school family and performance demographics was collected from children, parents and teachers. Participants were then tracked through national registers through 2005. Between age groups 8 and 24, 40 participants died, including 24 men and 16 females.