CHICAGO (AP) - A new study on the stress levels of high school and college students has some skeptics.
The study found that five times as many students are dealing with anxiety and other issues than those during the Great Depression.
And a study author at San Diego State University says the number may actually be low, considering all the students taking antidepressants and other psychotropic medications.
But Psychologist Richard Shadick of Pace University says the sample wasn't necessarily representative of all college students. Many who answered the questionnaire were students in introductory psychology courses.
Shadick, who directs Pace's Counseling Center, says more students are seeking mental health services. But he and other skeptics of the study chalk that up, in part, to more students being aware that such services are available.
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