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Bullying in an adolescent and young adult gynecology population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23221309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine prevalence of exposure to bullying in an adolescent/young adult gynecology population, whether pelvic pain is an associated somatic complaint, and if health care providers are viewed as a resource.
METHODS: An anonymous self-reporting survey about exposure to bullying, somatic and mental health symptoms, and disclosure patterns was given to 224 consecutive gynecology patients aged 15 to 24 years in a suburban practice.
RESULTS: Prevalence of exposure as a bully, victim, witness, or combination was 80.5%. Missing school for pelvic pain was significantly greater in the bully-victim-witness and victim-witness groups. Taking medication for depression or anxiety was significantly greater in the bully-victim-witness group. No one disclosed bullying exposure to a health care provider.
CONCLUSIONS: Gynecologists see large numbers of patients exposed to bullying. Patients exposed in combinations of bully, victim, and witness have increased frequency of pelvic pain, depression, and anxiety. Patients do not disclose exposure to bullying to health care providers.
Marlene B Seltzer; Robert A Long
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1938-2707     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-04     Completed Date:  2013-07-18     Revised Date:  2014-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-61     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Medicine / statistics & numerical data
Anxiety / etiology
Bullying / physiology,  psychology*
Depression / etiology
Pelvic Pain / psychology*
Psychophysiologic Disorders / etiology*
Young Adult

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