|Updated: 6/17/2013 3:05 pm
||Published: 6/17/2013 3:03 pm
Being picked on by your brother or sister may seem like a normal part of growing up, but for some it may be a source of depression and anxiety.
Researchers surveyed 3600 children across the United States and found those who were pushed around, physically or verbally, by a sibling had higher scores on s measure of depression and anxiety symptoms.
Investigators said often sibling aggression is dismissed as normal, but the team believes their findings suggest parents should not turn a blind eye to this behavior in their own kids. The study appears in the journal “Pediatrics.”