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Anxiety Disorders’ Effect on College and University Students’ Mental Health: A Common and Growing Concern

[ Vol. 9 , Issue. 2 ]


Matthew J. Pesko*   Pages 82 - 90 ( 9 )


Anxiety disorders are commonly experienced by college and university students and should be routinely assessed in mental health settings. Epidemiological studies suggest that the burden of these illnesses has greatly expanded even over the past decade. Factors that contribute to the experience of an anxiety disorder in a young adult student population are considered herein. The best practice for evaluation and treatment of these disorders is presented based on the review of available literature in this field. Special attention is paid to the concept of resilience as it pertains to anxiety disorders in the student population.


Anxiety disorders, college mental health, panic disorder, psychiatry, students, university mental health.


Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

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