Chapter 1. The Rising Prominence of College and University Mental Health Issues

  1. Jerald Kay MD Professor Chair1 and
  2. Victor Schwartz MD University Dean of Students2
  1. Jerald Kay MD Professor Chair

Published Online: 6 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch1

Mental Health Care in the College Community

Mental Health Care in the College Community

How to Cite

Kay, J. (2010) The Rising Prominence of College and University Mental Health Issues, in Mental Health Care in the College Community (eds J. Kay and V. Schwartz), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, East Medical Plaza, 627 S. Edwin Moses Dr, Dayton, OH 45408, USA

  2. 2

    Yeshiva University, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 500 W.185th St., New York, NY 10033, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, East Medical Plaza, 627 S. Edwin Moses Dr, Dayton, OH 45408, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746189

Online ISBN: 9780470686836

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Keywords:

  • rising prominence - college and university mental health issues;
  • visibility of college and university mental health issues - resulting in unfortunate and fortunate circumstances;
  • mental disorders - disorders of young people;
  • surveys - identifying concerns about mental health of college students;
  • substance abuse disorders - alcohol and drug abuse;
  • mood disorders - major depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder;
  • anxiety disorders - panic, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorders and specific phobia;
  • lifetime history of conduct and selected personality disorders - paranoid, schizoid, antisocial, histrionic, obsessive-compulsive, dependent, and avoidant disorders

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • How prevalent are emotional disturbances and mental disorders?

  • Study limitations

  • A developmental approach to college mental health

  • Ethical and legal issues

  • Conclusion

  • References