More Mental Illness Among College Students
- on August 17, 2010
In a study at mid-size private university, severe mental illness among college students increased from 1997 to 2009, Science Daily reported from last week's American Psychological Association meeting.
"In the last 10 years, a shift in the needs of students seeking counseling services is becoming apparent," said John Guthman, PhD, author of the study and director of student counseling services at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. "University and college counseling services around the country are reporting that the needs of students seeking services are escalating toward more severe psychological problems.