30
OCT
2017

Dr. Scheffler’s Letter to the Editor in the New York Times: Rising Rates of Anxiety in College Students

On Sunday, Dr. Scheffler’s letter to the editor was published in the New York Times Magazine. The letter was a response to the article “The Kids Who Can’t: Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?”, and discusses the skyrocketing rates on Anxiety Disorder on college campuses. As rates of anxiety disorder have nearly doubled for 18-20 year old college students between 2008-2015, the letter calls for universities to improve the environments they are creating for their students.

Dr. Scheffler is currently the Principle Investigator for the study “Freaked out Millennials: The Causes and Consequences of Anxiety Disorder”, funded by the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans.

You can read the full letter here and can learn more about the “Freaked Out Millennials” study here.