About Careers MedBlog Contact us

Cyberbullying Depression Among Female College Going Students

by Shirley Johanna on February 20, 2015 at 2:49 PM
Font : A-A+

 Cyberbullying Depression Among Female College Going Students

A new research revealed that cyberbullying can be harmful for female college students. The research claimed that cyberbullying can increase depression by 6 fold. One in four females have experienced cyberbullying in college, and female college students who acted as cyberbullies were also more likely to report problem alcohol use.

In the article, authors Ellen Selkie, MD, MPH and Ya-Fen Chan, PhD University of Washington, Seattle, Rajitha Kota, MPH, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and Megan Morena, MD, MSEd, MPH, Seattle Children's Research Institute, explored the relationship between involvement in cyberbullying--as either the person doing the bullying or being bullied--and depression or problem alcohol use.


Editor-in-Chief Brenda K. Wiederhold said that when counseling college students, inquiring about cyberbullying during intake assessments may help clinicians uncover stressors to be targeted during treatment.

The study is published in the peer reviewed journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

Source: ANI

Recommended Reading

This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Cyberbullying Depression Among Female College Going Students Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests