The Increase of Anxiety/Depression for College Students

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Cynthia Smith Phuongloan Vo


By Cynthia Smith, Social Work

Advisor: Phuongloan Vo

Presentation ID: AM_A33

Abstract: Today's college students are facing mental health issues at alarming rates. The most common of these are anxiety/depression which commonly occur together. The implications for these students afflicted with a mental illness may be a lowered grade point average due to their debilitating mental illness causing them to have difficulty with concentration and an inability to complete their work. Anxiety/depression also causes an increase of college drop-outs. When left untreated, suicide ideation may occur and accompany an anxiety/depression diagnosis. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the increase of mental illness on college campuses across the United States, with the focus on the top diagnoses of anxiety and depression.

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