A Third of College Freshman or More May Have a Disorder

“At least one in three first-year college students meets the criteria for a mental health disorder, according to a recently published study. The new prevalence estimates, based on data from an international group of students, demonstrate the need for college counseling centers to continue developing innovative approaches to serve a high volume of students.

‘Alarmingly, few actually seek out treatment,’ says Randy Auerbach, an associate professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and the lead author of the report, which was published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. ‘We need to figure out ways to reach students in need to help them better navigate their collegiate careers.'”


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