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Monday, February 05, 2007

University of Florida News - Kids with OCD bullied more than others, study shows

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children with obsessive-compulsive disorder are three times more likely to be bullied than other children, and the name-slinging could cause symptoms of OCD to worsen, University of Florida researchers have found.

“One of the things we have noticed working with many kids with OCD is that peer relations are extremely impaired,” said Eric Storch, a UF assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and lead author of the study. “Kids target kids who are different. Kids with OCD sometimes exhibit behaviors that peers simply don’t understand.” Read more >>>
link: http://news.ufl.edu/2006/08/14/ocd-bully/

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