Childhood bullying can cause lifelong psychological damage – here’s how to spot the signs and move on

Aboout 20% of people who were bullied experience mental health problems later in life, even at the age of 50 , and include post traumatic stress disorder [which can trigger addictive behaviours as a coping mechanism]. Calli Tzani Pepelasi of University of Huddersfield gives a wealth of research references.