Monday, January 17, 2011
Colleges fail to pick up depressed students
Universities and colleges could be failing to pick up on, and offer help to, students who are depressed. Researchers from Northwestern University in Illinois studied 1,622 college students going to medical appointments for other health problems. They screeened them for depression with a seven-question survey and found that between a quarter and a fifth of them were depressed with about 2-3% having had suicidal thoughts. The research also found that students who took more exercise were less likely to be depressed.