This is unusual for us at But I get these emails from St. Louis’ Dr. Russell Hyken from time to time and find the topics really interesting. 


All siblings have arguments, but what if they are persistent? A new University of Missouri research study shows that sibling conflict can lead to depression and anxiety. The occasional argument or disagreement is not necessarily a problem, but the study highlights that ongoing, persistent fighting can have long lasting effects on an individual’s mental health. Dr. Hyken was recently on Fox2Now discussing the different types of sibling rivalry and when it should be cause for concern.

Watch the video here