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A new study, co-led by UCLA Health and the University of Glasgow, found that young teenagers who develop a strong distrust of other people as a result of childhood bullying are substantially more likely to have significant mental health problems as they enter adulthood compared to those who do not develop interpersonal trust issues.

The study, published in the journal Nature Mental Health on Feb. 13, is believed to be the first to examine the link between peer bullying, interpersonal distrust, and the subsequent development of mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, hyperactivity and anger.

Researchers used data from 10,000 children in the United Kingdom who were studied for nearly two decades as part of the Millennium Cohort Study. From these data, the researchers found that adolescents who were bullied at age 11 and in turn developed greater interpersonal distrust by age 14 were around 3.5 times more likely to experience clinically significant mental health problems at age 17 compared to those who developed less distrust.

A recent study delves into the lasting effects of childhood bullying, revealing a concerning link between interpersonal distrust and mental health issues in teenagers. The research underscores the importance of addressing early-life experiences to mitigate the long-term impact on mental well-being.

At RehabNear.Me, we understand the profound effects of life experiences on mental health. If you or someone you know is battling addiction, our dedicated team is here to provide personalized support and guidance.

Prioritize mental well-being. If you’re facing addiction challenges, reach out to RehabNear.Me at 855-339-1112. Our compassionate professionals are ready to assist you on your journey towards recovery, resilience, and a brighter future.

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Felisa Laboro has been working with addiction and substance abuse businesses since early 2014. She has authored and published over 1,000 articles in the space. As a result of her work, over 1,500 people have been able to find treatment. She is passionate about helping people break free from alcohol or drug addiction and living a healthy life.

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