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More College Freshmen Say They're Depressed, Report Says

A survey recently reported an increase in the number of college freshman who experienced depression in 2014.
A survey recently reported an increase in the number of college freshman who experienced depression in 2014. Photo Credit: recovery.org

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The number of college students who have felt depressed and overwhelmed in 2014 have increased according to results of a survey that is conducted by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at the University of California, The New York Times reported.

"The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2014," which surveys more than 150,000 students nationwide, found that 9.5 percent of students felt frequently depressed, a 6.1 percent change from five years ago, the report said.

The number of students who felt overwhelmed by schoolwork and commitments increased to 34.6 percent from 27.1 percent, the report said.

Other results stated that students socialized less and spent more time on academics, the report said.

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