Sure, many young adults are ecstatic at that first taste of freedom that comes with “going away to college.” But for some, the intense transition can also trigger intense homesickness. In new research published in the Journal of American College Health, authors Christopher A. Thurber, PhD and Edward A. Walton, MD explore this topic in […]
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Turbo-charged parents still running their university-aged children’s schedules, laundry and vacations could be doing more harm than good with a study showing these students were more likely to be depressed and dissatisfied with life.
Prescription drug abuse among American college students is linked to depression and suicidal thoughts, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 26,000 college students at 40 campuses who took part in the 2008 American College Health Association National College Assessment survey.
People with higher degree attainment and their families have healthier lives, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here for the findings.
College athletes in contact sports such as football and ice hockey were more likely than peers in non-contact sports to perform worse than expected on tests measuring the ability to absorb new learning, according to a study published this week in the journal Neurology
U.S. college students seeking treatment for substance abuse are more likely to be having trouble with alcohol but less likely to be abusing drugs like heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine than their non-student peers, according to a new government study.
Active Minds utilizes the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage […]
Regular exercise tends to steeply decline among youth as they move to university or college, according to a study by researchers at McMaster University.
A growing number of college students are asking for wiggle room with their academic workloads due to mental health issues. In some cases, students make direct pleas to professors. In others, students work through their university’s disability office to receive official academic “accommodations.” These can include extra time for exams, the opportunity to take tests […]
Dr. Victor Schwartz, Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Senior Dean of Students at Yeshiva University, examines some of the unique challenges faced by psychiatrists who work in a college mental health service, including how this setting may affect assessment, medication management, and crisis counseling.