About one-third of first-year college students across eight countries who participated in a self-report WHO survey screened positive for at least one anxiety, mood or substance use disorder, according to research published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
“The college years represent a distinct period in which there is a critical need to improve early identification and treatment for debilitating mental disorders,” Randy P. Auerbach, PhD, from the department of psychiatry at Columbia University, and colleagues wrote. “It is a challenge for universities to determine whether and, if so, how to identify college students for outreach and treatment of existing mental disorders or for preventive interventions when at high risk of mental disorders and, once identified, how to offer services to the very large proportion of students likely to profit from either treatment or preventive interventions.”
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