Being Bullied Is Bad for Your Health

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    May 14, 2014 1:35 AM GMT
    NYT: Victims of bullying may develop long-term physical and mental health problems, and now researchers have found one possible reason: Being bullied raises the blood’s level of C-reactive protein, or CRP, a marker of systemic inflammation and a risk factor for cardiovascular and other diseases.

    Scientists followed 1,420 boys and girls ages 9 to 21, interviewing bullies, victims and their parents. They assessed CRP levels with periodic blood tests.

    After controlling for initial levels of CRP and for many factors that affect it — sex, age, race and various health and socioeconomic issues — the researchers found that CRP levels in victims increased in direct proportion to the number of bullying incidents they experienced.

    Bullies, in contrast, had low increases in CRP, even lower than those in children not involved in bullying at all. The finding suggested that a bully’s increased social status might have biological advantages, the scientists said. Their study was published online on Monday in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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    May 17, 2014 12:29 AM GMT
    That's kind of sad but proves Darwin right I suppose. The kids who bully/pick on others are fine and those who are bullied risk poor health.
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    May 18, 2014 9:15 PM GMT
    if you get bullied you are left to help your self and told to pull your self together after being ruined by people who saunter on in life
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    May 18, 2014 9:41 PM GMT
    Dennis89 saidif you get bullied you are left to help your self and told to pull your self together after being ruined by people who saunter on in life


    Yeah it's a shame bullies aren't emotionally stunted by their guilt later in life but that would require a degree of empathy bullies don't have.
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    May 18, 2014 9:56 PM GMT
    I used to get spit on at school
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    May 19, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
    Dennis89 saidI used to get spit on at school


    Wtffffff please tell me you spit back

    Wtffffff
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    May 19, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
    Moral of the story: Stop being such a damn pussy and learn to fight back, or even kill your bullies if needed. Violence is ok if it's defense.
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    May 19, 2014 7:51 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Danny_boy93 said
    Dennis89 saidif you get bullied you are left to help your self and told to pull your self together after being ruined by people who saunter on in life


    Yeah it's a shame bullies aren't emotionally stunted by their guilt later in life but that would require a degree of empathy bullies don't have.


    There's a pretty cool movie from 1990 called "Flatliners" that has an interesting subplot regarding bullying and regret. Actually there are two of them having to do with bullying. It's not the main point of the story but your post reminded me of this movie which I own on DVD.

    I suggest you rent it if you have not seen it. It's a good one. Kind of a science fiction/paranormal/drama all rolled into one.

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    OMG that as been on really late night in the UK sometimes and i have seen a little bit of it never all way through but i shall now icon_smile.gif Cheers for that suggestion !
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    May 19, 2014 7:52 PM GMT
    Snaz said
    Dennis89 saidI used to get spit on at school


    Wtffffff please tell me you spit back

    Wtffffff
    Nope i was fairly soft at school as well had other issues and that didnt give me much of a backbone icon_sad.gif and when you have no one proper as a friend things are worse icon_sad.gif
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    May 20, 2014 4:23 PM GMT
    Dennis89 said
    Snaz said
    Dennis89 saidI used to get spit on at school


    Wtffffff please tell me you spit back

    Wtffffff
    Nope i was fairly soft at school as well had other issues and that didnt give me much of a backbone icon_sad.gif and when you have no one proper as a friend things are worse icon_sad.gif
    The bullies go on in life with no issues like they have never met you !
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    May 21, 2014 12:06 AM GMT
    I have a short, short tempered Korean neighbor that comes to my door with his fists clenched whenever he thinks The Japanese are going to attack his Kim Chee factory. So I know he has some bad blood churning in there and he doesn't exercise
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    May 21, 2014 3:21 AM GMT
    bradomo saidI have a short, short tempered Korean neighbor that comes to my door with his fists clenched whenever he thinks The Japanese are going to attack his Kim Chee factory. So I know he has some bad blood churning in there and he doesn't exercise
    Is he any relation to this guy?