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Why so many college students are suffering from mental health issues

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Feb 12, 2018, 11:45 am IST
Updated : Feb 12, 2018, 11:45 am IST

When reality has to compete with the virtual world, it leads to disastrous outcomes.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

Mental health issues on the rise on college campuses at an alarming rate.

A Center for Collegiate Mental Health report noted these issues are the primary reasons students seek counselling, the Daily Mail reported. Previous study has found one in five students develop depression or anxiety.

 

The biggest is social media, David Rosenberg, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Wayne State University stated in a report in The Conversation.

Technology and the use of social media are the biggest and most dangerous contributing factors because of our excessive use of these platforms. It causes us to lose real social interactions and leads to a feeling of isolation, he explained.

It also creates a sort of tug of war between real life and the virtual one. The virtual life seems to rule and ruin what is really going on. The need to constantly look like you are having a fabulous life creates a lot of pressure.

Phone addiction is also lined to sleep disturbance, which can lead to stress, depression and anxiety.

 

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