College Students More Anxious, Depressed, Study Shows

Depression and anxiety are growing at alarming rates

A lot of college students in the U.S. and Canada today are becoming more depressed. So much so, that it affects the way they think, study, and perform daily tasks.

According to new studies, the numbers of college students that seek counseling for their moderate to severe depression have increased from 1998 to 2009.

In addition to this, the American Health Association also conducted a study back in 2009 in various Canadian universities. The results showed that upwards of 60 percent of the examinees said that they feel hopeless for their condition and problems. An additional about 40 percent said that because of their depression, daily functionality was difficult. And the other almost 10 percent have already considered suicide for the last 12 months.

The growing numbers of college students that experience anxiety disorders may be affecting most of the students across U.S. and Canada.

The main six are: phobias, panic disorders, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), acute stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.

While different symptoms exist for any anxiety case, the most common of them all is difficulty or inability to cope with daily activities and stress-related tasks.