depression & bullying?
if someone is going through severe depression, can it lead to bullying??
how does depression lead to bullying?
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
I don't think severe depression would lead to the person in question being the bully. When someone's depressed, they feel useless, unmotivated, exhausted... Now deflection could come from the person depressed because they don't know how to react to their problems or flaws when they are addressed, which can be confused with bullying. I've heard many mean things from someone who's gotten defensive over a simple corrective request.
Being bullied however, yes, that's possible. When suffering from depression it can be seen through body language (hunched, loose shoulders, straight face/frown etc...), even if there is nothing spoken between the bully and the victim.
Bullies have the need to feel empowered, entitled, and in control of other people because something outside their control is happening to them either through family issues or just a poor series of events.
Ultimately, no, I don't think someone severely depressed is capable of being a bully.
- 8 years ago
Often, the person who is depressed will act out to express their anger or resentment. Often if they act out as a bully, it is because the source of their depression is because they are bullied or made to feel unworthy by someone that is close to them; maybe a parent or sibling. It all depends on the type of bullying they are doing. Bullying is not always a result of depression, but it can be. It's important that depression is not used as an "excuse" for bullying. Bullying can definitely lead to depression moreso than depression can lead to bullying. Either scenario needs the help of a responsible and trusted person.
- Anonymous8 years ago
people that have depression is because something triggered it or had a dramatic thing happened in there life that cause damage to the brain that effect how to people acts and thinks and if it was a form of bullying they will eventually turn the depression into anger and rage back and then once's that person feels that he won and see the fear that he inflicted there a huge chance that he will become a bully himself because he wouldn't want sum thing like that to ever happened to him again. it happens in a lot of cases
- Anonymous8 years ago
Yes because if you're upset and someone is just bothering your thinking or peace you could get very mad and do somethin that is like bullying