Bullying in children and adolescents : a modifiable risk factor for mental illness

Scott, James G., Moore, Sophie E., Sly, Peter D., & Norman, Rosana E. (2014) Bullying in children and adolescents : a modifiable risk factor for mental illness. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(3), pp. 209-212.

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Abstract

It is a serious concern to health practitioners and policymakers that, in spite of substantial investment, there has been no meaningful decline in the prevalence of mental illness in Australia (Slade et al., 2009). It is now understood that a complex array of biopsychosocial factors confer varying degrees of risk of mental illness. Genetic predisposition, obstetric complications, environmental toxins, poverty, developmental delay, substance abuse, exposure to loss and trauma, chaotic family environments with accompanying abuse and neglect, chronic physical illness and maladaptive interpersonal interactions all contribute to an increased risk of developing mental disorders (Kieling et al., 2011). Bullying in childhood and adolescence is an identified risk factor for mental disorders, suicide attempts and drug and alcohol problems (Copeland et al., 2013; Moore et al., 2013)...

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ID Code: 80263
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: bullying, childhood, adolescence, risk factor, mental health, Australia
DOI: 10.1177/0004867413508456
ISSN: 0004-8674
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Mental Health (111714)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2015 03:14
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2015 00:50

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