Depression among college students: Trends in prevalence and treatment seeking
Michael, K. D., Huelsman, T. J., Gerard, C., Gilligan, T. M., & Gustafson, M. R. (2006). Depression among college students: Trends in prevalence and treatment seeking. Counseling and Clinical Psychology Journal, 3(2), 60-70.
In a study of 182 undergraduates, a substantial proportion of the students in this sample reported significant symptoms of depression, yet only a minute number of them had ever sought treatment for their ailments. Further, the college men in this study appeared to be suffering to a greater extent than would be predicted based upon past epidemiological studies. The implications and limitations are reviewed, as are the suggestions for future research.