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PTSD (from bullying) can leave targets forever changed. Hyper-vigilant anxiety1 can reactivate in the most innocuous of circumstance – even with original trauma removed by six degrees of separation. The bullied live with an unrelenting imminent fear, the porcelain of a once normal thought process shattered in pieces. Millions of tiny larvae embedded within one’s mind waiting to hatch into full-blown worry. Turn the page…

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You can kill a person only once, but when you humiliate him, you kill him many times over. The Talmud.

The phrase “there is strength in numbers” takes a menacing turn when discussing workplace mobbing. In their book “Mobbing: Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace” Davenport, Schwartz and Elliott (1999) discuss the massive psychic toll that “gang bullying” takes on victims. Mobbing is particularly destructive when the perpetrators rank higher, and when they can remain anonymous. Turn the page…

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