Being Bullied Leads To Thoughts Of Violence
By : Robert Preidt
Source : HealthDay News
Bullied and mistreated teens are much more likely to fantasize about hurting or killing others, a new study warns.
"One way to think about fantasies is as our brain rehearsing future scenarios," said lead author Manuel Eisner, director of the University of Cambridge Violence Research Center in the U.K.
His research included more than 1,400 young people in Zurich, Switzerland, who were asked about their thoughts and experiences at ages 15, 17 and 20. Among other things, they were asked whether they'd had violent thoughts in the last month, and the types of bullying or aggression they had faced in the past year.