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Bullied children more likely to self-harm

Unsurprising, but with 25% of UK children reporting that they have been bullied, it does suggest that unless more is done to reduced bullying, the self-harm epidemic will continue to grow.

This is based on research by  Fisher HL, Moffitt TE, Houts RM et al. Bullying victimisation and risk of self harm in early adolescence: longitudinal cohort study. BMJ 2012; 344, and reported by the NHS.

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