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Depression in college students

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CHHS Presentation 2

  1. 1. Depression in College Students: A Critical Situation Holly Boles CHHS 302 Psychology Major
  2. 2. Thesis • College campuses and universities need to have more resources available for helping and educating students on depression.
  3. 3. Audience • College and University Administrators • Campus Health Centers • Psychology Departments • College Student Population
  4. 4. Findings • Stress is the number 1 cause of depression in college students (Peterson, 2002) • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death on college campuses (Borchard) • Seung-Hui Cho, Virginia Tech shooter suffered from major depressive disorder
  5. 5. Findings Cont’d • Currently CSUMB has no resources other than the Campus Health Center • Possible Solutions include peer counseling centers, stress management techniques, informative meetings, beck inventory test
  6. 6. Synthesis • Being educated is the first step in preventing/treating any disorder • Stress management can reduce the likelihood of developing depression. • Peer counseling centers can treat those suffering from depression • It is not a money issue
  7. 7. References • Abramson, L. Y., Akhavan, S., Alloy, L. B., Chiara, A., Cornette, M., Hogan, M. E., & Whitehouse, W. G. (1998). Suicidality and cognitive vulnerability to depression among college students: a prospective study. Journal of Adolescence. 21. 473-487 • Beck, A. T., Young, J. E., (1978, Septmeber). College blues. Psychology Today, 83-92 • Borchard, T., Statistics About College Depression [Supplemental Material] retrieved from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/09/02/statistics-about-college-depression/ • Gotlib, I. H., & Hammen, C. L. (1992). Psychological aspects of depression: Toward a cognitive-interpersonal integration. New York: Wiley, retrieved from http://www.personalityresearch.org/papers/beattie.html • Krames, L., O’Brien, E., & Vredenburg, K. (1988). Depression in College Students: Personality and Experiential Factors, Journal of Counseling Psychology, 35, 419-425. • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). (1990) Advance report of final mortality statistics, 1988, Monthly Vital Statistics Report, 7. Hyattsville: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, 143-148 • Peterson, K. S. (5/21/2002). Depression among College students rising. USA Today, retrieved from http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/mental/2002-05-22-college-depression.htm • Rudd, M. D. (1989). The prevalence of suicidal ideation among college students. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 19, 173-183
  8. 8. Thank You! Questions?!

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