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Doctors Should Be Part of Societal War Against Cyberbullying

(3/31/2014)

Doctors Should Be Part of Societal War Against Cyberbullying
Medical News Today
March 24, 2014

Medical professionals can play an important role in the war against cyberbullying, writes Dr. Matthew Stanbrook in an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Health professionals, in whom youth may be more willing to confide than in teachers or parents, have an important role to play in identifying whether cyberbullying is occurring," writes Dr. Stanbrook, deputy editor, CMAJ. Doctors should then screen for conditions related to bullying, such as depression and suicidal thoughts, and seek to treat these mental health issues.

For the full article, click here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/274376.php


Keywords: doctors, physicians, societal, war, cyberbullying, bullying, depression, suicide, internet, mental, health



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