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Classification of Symptoms in Victims of Bullying

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dc.contributor.author Shannon, Roisin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-31T19:21:11Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-31T19:21:11Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Shannon, Roisin. (2016). Classification of Symptoms in Victims of Bullying. UC Merced Undergraduate Research Journal, 9(1). en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://escholarship.org/content/qt54t956ms/qt54t956ms.pdf?t=oiy9wv
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/4433
dc.description.abstract Although Western societies have begun to take bullying more seriously in the past few decades, the negative effects of bullying on victims remain in a diagnostic limbo, making access to adequate treatment difficult. Currently, a debate is taking place among psychologists as to whether bullying should be established as a causal precursor of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder – if bullying were established as a causal precursor of PTSD, victims could more easily receive treatment for their symptoms through PTSD treatment methods. To determine which side of the debate is correct, this literature review analyzed research that links bullying effects with PTSD symptomology and assesses whether the arguments of each side of the debate are valid. Analysis of literature revealed that symptoms of bullying victimization satisfy the diagnostic criteria for PTSD as stated by the DSM-V, and that while arguments against the establishment of bullying as a causal precursor of PTSD are flawed, arguments for the establishment are better supported. This literature review concludes with a discussion on best possible treatment methods for victims of bullying. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher UC Merced Undergraduate Research Journal en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject harassment en_US
dc.subject adolescents en_US
dc.subject teens en_US
dc.subject youth en_US
dc.subject psychological effects en_US
dc.subject diagnosis en_US
dc.subject classification en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title Classification of Symptoms in Victims of Bullying en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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