(FOX NEWS) – Being picked on by your brother or sister may seem like a normal part of growing up but for some it may be a source of depression and anxiety. Researchers surveyed 3,600 kids across the U.S. and found that those who were pushed around, physically or verbally, by a sibling had higher scores on measure of depression and anxiety symptoms. Investigators say often sibling aggression is dismissed as normal.
The team believes their findings suggests parents should not turn a blind eye to this behavior in their own kids. Findings appear in the journal “Pediatrics.”