Anxiety is Top Mental Health Issue Among College Students

Survey of more than 100,000 students finds that more than 55% of them sought counseling for anxiety, closely followed by depression.

Anxiety has now surpassed depression as the most common mental health diagnosis among college students, according to the New York Times.

A recent study of more than 100,000 students by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State found that more than half of students seeking help at campus clinics report anxiety as an issue, and nearly one in six college students has been treated for anxiety in the last year, according to the American College Health Association.

Mental health counselors say students these days have a harder time dealing with stress than previous generations, in part because of the prevalence of helicopter parents.

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