The Center for Healthy Minds conducted a study to determine the most common causes of mental illness among teens. The research team found that young people who don’t like their bodies—or are overweight or feel guilty about their bodies—are more likely to develop mental illness.
The study concluded that “being overweight, feeling guilty about being overweight, being bullied and experiencing other social stressors increase the risk of developing mental illness”. Sounds like a pretty solid finding.
Sounds like a pretty solid finding.
Well, this is a bit of a strange one. The study found that a majority of teens who are bullied or feel guilty about being bullied are also more likely to develop social anxiety. I dont get this connection.
I think this is pretty ridiculous.
This meta-research study on bullying and social anxiety in girls has some interesting results. It’s a very interesting study, but it’s not really an answer to the question of whether girls and teens develop mental health issues that require social anxiety.
The study does show that girls who are bullied are also more likely to develop social anxiety. This is also something that can be said about many other things, but its pretty hard to think about bullying girls and not think about social anxiety.
There are a lot of things we can say about bullying, but bullying is a pretty broad subject that requires a lot of different factors. Bullying is an effect of social injustice and social inequality, so people who are bullied are often being bullied for something that society considers unacceptable. This is something that I think is really hard to study. When we’re bullying girls, we want to prove we’re not sexist because that is not a “real” thing.
On a side note, it is obvious that most of the time when we’re on autopilot that we don’t want to be bullied. We want to learn to behave, because we know we can.