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© The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2017. A number of studies have noted an association between being the victim of bullying and psychotic symptoms. We offer an overview of the topic, focusing especially on a developmental perspective. We highlight the results of the latest studies on psychosis across the continuum and its relationship with bullying. Then we summarise the three main explanatory models investigated: developmental, biological and cognitive. We recommend that bullying in psychosis requires careful study of the developmental trajectories involved, and that research should now focus on how personal, social and biological factors interact.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/apt.bp.116.016584

Type

Journal article

Journal

Advances in Psychiatric Treatment

Publication Date

01/11/2017

Volume

23

Pages

397 - 406