Being bullied as a child linked to depression

This study, led by Lucy Bowes from Oxford University, found that nearly one third of young adults who suffer depression were bullied frequently at school. The most common types of bullying were name calling and having belongings taken. Most victims never told a teacher or a parent unless the bullying involved a physical assault, such as being hit or beaten up. The research followed nearly 4,000 teenagers from the ages of 13 to 18. It suggests that the effects of bullying can last for many years and may never be fully overcome.