Tim Murphy has contributed to the New York Times, New York, Out, The Advocate and Poz. He lives in New York City.

The latest research shows bullying can have far more damaging effects than parents realize, including the emergence of psychotic tendencies in some victims as they enter adolescence.

Should we “chemically castrate” sex offenders? Victims’ rights groups, Governor Bobby Jindal—and even some sex offenders themselves—say yes.