Depression among college students: Trends in prevalence and treatment seeking
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.
Michael, KD., Huelsman, TJ., Gerard, C., Gilligan, TM., & Gustafson, MR. (2006). Depression among college students: Trends in prevalence and treatment seeking. Counseling and Clinical Psychology Journal, 3(2), 60-70.