(NPR) Depression On The Rise In College Students

Researchers say severe mental illness is more common among college students than it was a decade ago, with most young people seeking treatment for depression and anxiety. A study presented at the American Psychological Association found that the number of students on psychiatric medicines increased more than 10 percentage points over the last 10 years.

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2 comments on “(NPR) Depression On The Rise In College Students

  1. Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) says:

    Call me sheltered. I was a sophomore in college (1968) before I even heard that “depression” had a meaning beyond the 1930s economic crisis. Then again, my parents had been in college in the depression, and my father survived the sinking of two of his destroyers, so they tended to be a lot more easy-going about emotions than subsequent generations.

  2. upnorfjoel says:

    Oh oh…better keep these kids away from any Sarah Palin texts.