The idea that name calling and teasing and such came up in chat one night (long time ago, not recently) and when I suggested the idea that words can do far more damage than physical beatings etc. and even suggested that such might be the underlying motivation for why some youths in various school shootings did what they did, I all but got my @$$ handed to me, was belittled, and made to feel like utter crap, and one fellow even suggested that somehow I was no different than them.

Nice to have some experts back that up with real test data and such and show that the effects of emotional pain last longer than the physical.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7587780.stm
This one is related as well:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7512107.stm




Edited by JustScott (08/29/08 02:05 PM)