Mood Emot 2018 Jul; 16(2): 51-56  
Bullying in Adolescence and Depression
Hyeonmi Hong, PhD1 and Young-Eun Jung, MD, PhD2
1Education Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea
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Received: April 27, 2018; Revised: April 27, 2018; Accepted: May 8, 2018; Published online: March 31, 2018.
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Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health problems of adolescence. A number of studies have identifiedan association between bullying and depression in adolescence. Prospective studies have suggested that bullying victimization may be a risk factor for adolescent depression, and depression may predispose adolescents to bullying. The consequences of bullying may extend well into adulthood, and experiencing bullying victimization is related to a higher risk of recurrent adulthood depression. Whatever the direction of causality, the associations between bullying and depression offer opportunities for early intervention and prevention.
Keywords: Bullying ㆍDepression ㆍAdolescence.
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