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Etats-Unis : UCF students struggle with depression, anxiety

le 23 avril 2015

[Central Florida Future] More than 65,000 students are seen at UCF's Health Center annually, and Medical Director Schaus said a large percentage of that number is students who are being seen for mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression and stress.

Mental health disorders are often an imbalance in the neurochemicals, and Schaus said students who have a neurochemical deficiency or imbalance may need to take medication, such as antidepressants. The Health Center works very closely with the colleagues in Counseling and Psychological Services to help better a students' well-being.There are three full-time psychiatrists at the Health Center who can provide medication — which first requires a referral by a primary care provider — but there is a fourth that is currently in the process of being hired. "There's been a rapid increase over the last two years in mental health problems seen on college campuses, and we're staffing to meet that need," Schaus said.

Source Central Florida Future