Teens With Eating Disorders Can Find Themselves Bullied

Teens With Eating Disorders Can Find Themselves Bullied

Previous studies have shown that bullied students are more likely to develop eating disorders. Researchers in Canada now find hints that the opposite also might be true. Teens who engage in especially controlling and unhealthy eating behaviors face a heightened risk of being bullied by their peers, a new study finds. And that, in turn, can lead to certain mental illnesses, such as depression, data from the study show. Bullying used to be seen as a harmless rite of passage. “It turns out that’s complete bunk,” says William Copeland. “Being bullied isn’t something that makes kids stronger down the road,” he points...

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