Document Type

Conceptual Paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Dr. Erika Walker


Bullying is the cause of lifelong emotional and psychological challenges from childhood to adulthood. However, many in our society view bullying as a normal part of childhood, when in fact the impact of bullying is parallel to the effects of post traumatic stress disorders of soldiers who have participated in war. Finding ways to mitigate the adverse effects of bullying during adolescence may reduce the development of disorders relating to anxiety for adults. The purpose of this study was to examine the direct correlation between students who are bullied and their risk of developing an anxiety disorder, Data was gathered using published articles and literature which highlighted elements of psychological and social behaviors spring denying, and relating to the effects of bullying behaviors on adolescences and its evolution into anxiety disorders in adulthood,