Sibling bullying leads to depression

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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.”

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t town253 - 6/18/2013 9:46 AM
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EVERYTHING nowadays seems to be a source of anxiety or depression. Give me a break. This generation has become such a crybaby generation. I was picked on and bullied throughout my whole childhood...and yet somehow I managed to survive and become a victor and not a victim. Hmmmm......
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