One In Three College Freshman Report Mental Health Disorder Symptoms, A New Study Says

In order to better understand the mental health of first-year college students throughout the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a global survey investigating the prevalence of mental health disorders among college freshman. And they found that one in three first year students show signs of mental health distress. The study, published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, examines the prevalence of major depression, anxiety disorders, mania, panic disorders, and substance use among college freshman in eight industrialized nations. Researchers found that 35 percent of the 13,984 college students surveyed reported having dealt with one of these disorders at some point in life, while 31 percent reported coping with such challenges within the 12-month period prior to taking the WHO survey.
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