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    Soldiers Who Are Bullied or Hazed Are More Likely to Face Mental Health Issues, Study Finds

    Soldiers Who Are Bullied or Hazed Are More Likely to Face Mental Health Issues, Study Finds

    Soldiers who were bullied or hazed while deployed for combat were significantly more likely to develop serious mental health issues, including depression and suicidal thoughts, according to research.

    A study published Tuesday online by JAMA Network Open found that roughly 12% of combat soldiers who were surveyed reported being bullied or hazed during deployment.

    Some soldiers who faced harassment reported developing mental health conditions like major depression, explosive anger, post-traumatic stress, suicidal ideation and substance use disorder.

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    Even when researchers adjusted for other risk factors, such as socioeconomic backgrounds and medical histories, bullying or hazing during deployment appeared to increase the risk of developing these issues, according to the research.

    “Approximately 1 in 8 soldiers reported that they had been bullied or hazed while deployed, suggesting the eradication of these behaviors could impact large numbers of service members during a critical time,” wrote lead author Laura Campbell-Sills, a project scientist in the University of California, San , Psychiatry Department, and others.

    While nearly 90% of respondents were male, female soldiers reported hazing at higher rates than men. Also, younger service members, those who had reported previous or suicidal thoughts, and those who had other deployment and…

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