Survey: Growing Number Of College Freshmen Report Having Frequently Felt Depressed

The New York Times (2/5, A17, Schwarz, Subscription Publication) reports that a “survey of more than 150,000” US college students, called “The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2014” and conducted by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at the University of California-Los Angeles Higher Education Research Institute, reveals that “9.5 percent of respondents had frequently ‘felt depressed’ during the past year, a significant rise over the 6.1 percent reported five years ago.” During that same time, “those who ‘felt overwhelmed’ by schoolwork and other commitments rose to 34.6 percent from 27.1 percent.”

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