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Were you bullied during your childhood? Most of the media coverage about bullies relates to those during childhood and teen years. Bullying doesn’t stop on the playground. From the workplace to the boardroom, research shows that adult bullying takes many forms. And it can have a detrimental impact on your health.


One of the greatest casualties of war is its lasting effect on the minds of soldiers. This presents a daunting public health problem: More than 20 percent of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a 2012 report by RAND Corp.


Two recent studies have determined the detrimental impact child abuse has on adult disease susceptibility and development, particularly those with pain.   The first study sought to determine if “alleged” childhood abuse causes any changes in the  release of daily cortisol, as major stress hormone in women experiencing chronic pain, either fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis.   […]