A study describing the rise of anxiety disorder in college students was highlighted in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 18th. The Petris Center study found that increasing rates of anxiety are correlated with increased tech and social media use, as well as financial struggles. Anxiety has grown faster than other mental health problems, such as depression. In 2016, 1 in 5 students on campus were diagnosed with anxiety disorder, with only 1 in 10 in 2008. This study points to an urgency to address anxiety in millennials, on campus and off.
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