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50 percent of teens visiting emergency department report peer violence, cyberbullying

Nearly 50 percent of teens seen in the emergency department for any reason report peer violence and nearly 50 percent also report being the victims of cyberbullying, a new study has found. Almost one-quarter of teens in the emergency department also report symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study shows that cyberbullying, physical peer violence and PTSD are common and inter-related, and that early identification and treatment are crucial.
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