College websites and brochures usually portray happy students beaming with joy, who have seemingly forgotten about the hectic pace and simply enjoy the best years of their lives. Well, in fact, what you see in pictures is partially true `’ student life is all about books, working in labs, taking notes, playing Frisbee, and having fun with friends. What you won`t see on brochures, however, is that for some students, college life is totally different. While the majority of young people hang out in clubs, some of them struggle with anxiety and depression caused by incredible stress. Most common health challenges college students face:
- Anxiety `“ it is also the most common mental disorder in the USA with 40 million adults affected.
- Depression `“ in 2013, more than 36% of students admitted that they were suffering from depression.
- Eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating disorder) mostly affect young people aged 12`’25. Obviously, college students constitute the majority of people suffering from these problems.
- Addiction `’ it`s no surprise that college parties have a dark side. Almost 50% of students who often drink become addicted. There is another alarming statistics, which says that over the recent years, the use of drug-stimulating intellectual performance has become more common.