Sibling bullying leads to depression

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Updated: 6/17/2013 4:05 pm
Being picked on by your brother or sister may seem like a normal part of growing up, but for some it may be a source of depression and anxiety.

Researchers surveyed 3600 children across the United States and found those who were pushed around, physically or verbally, by a sibling had higher scores on s measure of depression and anxiety symptoms.

Investigators said often sibling aggression is dismissed as normal, but the team believes their findings suggest parents should not turn a blind eye to this behavior in their own kids. The study appears in the journal “Pediatrics.”

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