A new study shows victims of bullying don't get over their trauma when they become adults--at least not most.

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital followed nearly 4300 children from the fifth, seventh and tenth grades all the way to adulthood.  They asked them to detail their experiences growing up at the hands of bullies and what their lives are like today.

While some say they recovered and live full productive lives now, the majority reported still suffering from mental and physical health problems associated with the abuse.  And that the loss of self esteem got worse as time went on.

Researchers say the results are further evidence of the need to crackdown on bullies and to determine what is leading to the problem.