Study finds bullying leads to depression among children with disabilities

    Living with a disability is difficult enough for children, but how they are treated by their peers can cause more problems for them, this according to new research from the University of South Carolina. in this study which was presented at the meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Boston, children and adolescents with disabilities reported being teased and bullied by their peers. According to the researchers, bullying and ostracism led to greater levels of anxiety and depression in these kids.

    In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Behavioral Health reporter Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss these findings.

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