Workplace Bullying Brings Emotional Distress

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Beth Teitell at The Boston Globe shares, "Severe bullying has been associated with clinical depression and suicidal thoughts. It is so common, studies say, that nearly one-third of the American workforce will experience bullying behavior during their working lives. Yet in many cases, victims have no legal recourse."

Teitell later writes, "Therapists who treat victims of workplace bullying say their patients show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, including panic attacks, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, and insomnia."

Though workplace bullying can be more common and as damaging as sexual harassment, no clear definition in the law or widespread social recognition leave it largely out of the public eye.

Read more in Teitell's piece here, originally published by the Boston Globe.

 

therapy newsAlyssa Petersel