Journal article

Prevention and early intervention to improve mental health in higher education students: a review

Nicola Reavley, Anthony F Jorm

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The age at which most young people are in higher education is also the age of peak onset for mental and substance use disorders, with these having their first onset before age 24 in 75% of cases. In most developed countries, over 50% of young people are in higher education. AIMS: To review the evidence for prevention and early intervention in mental health problems in higher education students. The review was limited to interventions targeted to anxiety, depression and alcohol misuse. METHODS: Interventions to review were identified by searching PubMed, PsycINFO and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Interventions were included if they were designed to specifically prev..

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