Many of us think of college as a wondrous time of new experiences and great freedom to explore new ideas and find one’s true self.
In recent years, however, depression and anxiety have afflicted college students at alarming rates. As noted in the latest Center for Collegiate Mental Health report, anxiety and depression are the top reasons that college students seek counseling.
So why are these disorders so prevalent in our college students? As a professor of psychiatry and a practicing psychiatrist who has experience with mental health problems among college students, I see a number of factors.
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Social media and technology are among the most dangerous of these factors. Excessive use of each tends to engender i...
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