Depression And Anxiety Among College Students

1376 Words Nov 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Introduction

Anxiety and Depression disorders are two of the most common mental disorders in the United States (Falsafi, 2016). It appears that the two disorders are widespread amongst college students and most cannot manage the high demands and stress (Falsafi, 2016). Therefore, they feel more prone to depression and anxiety (Falsafi, 2016). According to the authors Miller & Chung, mental health amongst college students in the United States is a growing public health concern and educators are concerned about the low academic performance of college students and how it influences their mental health (Miller, & Chung, 2009). Research indicates that university students suffer with low grades and poor academic performances, while trying to manage depression and anxiety (Falsafi, 2016). With the consistence of higher drop out rates, it is imperative that colleges and universities create programs that assist students with managing their depression and anxiety to help them through their education.

Literature Review

This section will offer background information of several aspects of Depression and Anxiety among college students and an overview of the problematic nature of these two conditions on the academic performance.

Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Anxiety is the number one presenting concern among college students followed by depression (ADAA, 2016). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR,…
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