Allison, Stephen, Rose, Chad A., Scott, James, Roeger, Leigh and Bastiampillai, Tarun (2016) A research agenda for childhood bullying. Lancet Psychiatry, 31: E1-E2. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00516-7 show
The recent Lancet Psychiatry Series on childhood bullying illustrates the short-term and long-term associations with depression, anxiety, psychosis, and self-harm. Patients may not disclose past histories of peer victimisation to their doctors, and Jorge Srabstein and Bennett Leventhal urge health professionals to screen for childhood bullying and participate in community-wide prevention.