Online Learning Update

August 4, 2020

Coronavirus has made already-stressed college students even more anxious and depressed, study finds

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

Lauren Lumpkin, Washington Post
A Dartmouth study shows a marked increase in anxiety and depression among college students during the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The study, published last month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, suggests the impact of the coronavirus reaches beyond physical health and safety. More Americans are dealing with the mental health effects of spending more time indoors, away from loved ones and, in many cases, unemployed, experts say. But mental illness has long been a pressing concern for college students: More than 40 percent have felt “so depressed that it was difficult to function,” according to a 2019 report from the American College Health Association.

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