Bullying: Can It Lead to Social Phobia?

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For most people who develop it, social phobia usually begins in adolescence.

A long-term study of Finnish teens revealed that being bullied can put young people at a higher risk for social anxiety problems. The researchers investigated the effects of bullying on teen girls and teen boys to see if there were differences. Being excluded or shunned by peers was shown to be strongly tied to social phobia in young women.

For more information on bullying and social phobia, you can follow the link below.

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20121113/Peer-victimization-increases-teen-social-phobia-risk.aspx

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