Causes and Effects of Stress in the Life of a College Student

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Causes and Effects of Stress in the Life of a College Student If one were to ask an adult about their college experience it is likely than the majority will say it was the best time of their life. They had fun, enjoyed the full college experience, etc. If you ask students currently in college to describe their experience, it may still be the best time of their life but it will likely also be described as stressful and filled with a variety of pressures. The average college student will likely change his/her major at least once, seek for clubs or fraternities/sororities to fit in with, work to have some spending money or to pay their way through school, deal with being away from home for extended periods of time for the first time, and …show more content…
Often new people and new challenges can make young people look at who they are in their interests and values and either struggle with a sense of identity or, depending on their driving force and upbringing, feel grounded in a confidence in who they are as a person. Goals are challenged and change over the course of a college career. Knowing causes of stress for the college student is important, but what possible affects can stress have besides maybe those dreaded sweat stains (Scott, E.?) According to Michael Kerr from healthline.com, depression is a real concern for college students today. Students in college often engage in dating and get that butterfly that present a distraction, but often give more energy in classes and presents a study buddy as well. So what happens after a terrible breakup? Immediate depression makes focusing in class near impossible. I mention this because getting enough sleep in college is hard enough with all of the studying, but studies show that as much as 43 percent of students experience some level of insomnia after a breakup. This keeps the brain working sending countless thoughts through the mind making it extremely hard to do all of the things college students need to do effectively. This behavior leads to many of problems that can thrive in the lives of students looking for something to take the edge away including substance abuse, suicide, or other physically harmful behaviors. All of these