Chapter 13. Special Populations

  1. Jerald Kay MD Professor Chair3 and
  2. Victor Schwartz MD University Dean of Students4
  1. Beverly J. Fauman MD Associate Professor Director1 and
  2. Marta J. Hopkinson MD Director2

Published Online: 6 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch13

Mental Health Care in the College Community

Mental Health Care in the College Community

How to Cite

Fauman, B. J. and Hopkinson, M. J. (2010) Special Populations, in Mental Health Care in the College Community (eds J. Kay and V. Schwartz), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

    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. 1

    House Officer Mental Health Program, Medical Student Mental Health Program, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA

  2. 2

    University of Maryland, University Health Center, 2134 Health Center, College Park, MD 20742, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746189

Online ISBN: 9780470686836



  • special populations;
  • language, lifestyle, age, and lack of a support system - adding to stress of college experience;
  • pressure on the athlete - leading to eating disorders;
  • conflicts with coaches - upsetting an athlete's entire social support system;
  • closed head injuries - leading to mood disorders, irritability, decreased academic functioning;
  • mental disorders of athletes - characterized by resistance to treatment and lack of insight;
  • aspect of mental health treatment of athletes - use of medications


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Athletes

  • International students

  • Returning students

  • Students with chronic illnesses

  • Graduate students

  • Transfer students

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning students

  • Veterans

  • Victims of sexual assault

  • Conclusion

  • References