What are some of the symptoms?
Victims of bullying often experience anxiety and depression. This makes it even more difficult for the victim to cope and can also have a negative impact on overall physical health. Here are some of the symptoms associated with anxiety and depression:
Both insufficient and excessive sleep can be symptoms of anxiety and depression and can contribute to further health problems.
Increased weight or weight loss can be associated with anxiety and depression. Eating disorders such as anorexia or, bulimia may be developed.
Lack of concentration and difficulty in focusing can contribute to the inability of carrying out and completing tasks at work, which further adds to the existing level of anxiety and depression experienced.
Feelings of panic may occur without warning and often include physical symptoms that can be disabling and frightening. Possible physical symptoms are: heart palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, trembling, chills, sweating, and a sense of loss of control and fear of death.
LOSS OF INTEREST
General lack or loss of interest can be experienced and associated with anxiety and depression. School and hobbies can be affected.
Avoidance of social situations (playing sports, dating, attending social events, etc.) can subsequently increase overall isolation. Physical symptoms can include breathing difficulty, blushing, or excessive sweating.
Withdrawal, mood swings, apathy, aggression, and anger are some of the personality changes which may be experienced and are associated with anxiety and depression.
WHAT TO DO NEXT?
If you recognize any of these Symptoms or behaviours in yourself or a loved one, consult with a professional, have them identify the correct course of action for you!
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