Jorge Carlos Srabstein

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UNLABELLED Based on a national representative sample of United States (US) middle and high school students, we studied the association between different health, safety, and educational risk factors and involvement in a variety of bullying behaviors. DESIGN Based on an analysis of US data of the 1996 World Health Organization Health Behavior in School-aged(More)
Bullying is a very toxic psychosocial stressor associated with serious health problems and death, affecting both the victims and the bullies. This form of abuse or maltreatment occurs around the world and along the lifespan. Health professionals have the unique responsibility of promoting the development of community initiatives for the prevention of(More)
UNLABELLED To assess the prevalence of bullying behaviors and morbidities, including overweight/obesity and frequent physical and emotional symptoms, and the associations between such morbidities and frequent involvement in bullying behaviors among US adolescents in grades 6 through 10. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This study was based on an analysis(More)
Bull World Health Organ 2010;88:403 | doi:10.2471/BLT.10.077123 Bullying is a major public health problem that demands the concerted and coordinated time and attention of health-care providers, policy-makers and families. Evolving awareness about the morbidity and mortality associated with bullying has helped give this psychosocial hazard a modest level of(More)
PURPOSE To determine the extent to which aspects of public health policy have been incorporated into the antibullying statutes enacted in the United States. METHODS We reviewed all the state laws dealing with school bullying, harassment, and/or intimidation enacted in the United States as of June 2007. These laws were evaluated using an Antibullying(More)
This special issue is published to raise international awareness that bullying can be simultaneously present in different social settings, both in and beyond the school milieu. The signifi cant health and safety risks associated with this multifaceted form of mistreatment, which is globally prevalent throughout our lifespan, challenges health practitioners(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the existence of a psychosomatic disorder associated with bullying by delineating its health and safety and correlates, and defining the demographic characteristics of the USA adolescents affected by this condition. METHODS This study was based on an analysis of USA data from the 1996 World Health Organization Health Behavior in(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of news reports of deaths associated with bullying and hazing among young people over a period of 57 years. This study was based on a survey of death events linked to bullying or hazing reported in English newspapers from January 1, 1950 through December 31, 2007. The search was based on the(More)