April 1, 2018

Grad stufents six times as likely to be depressed or anxious compared to average Americans

Medicalxpress -Graduate students are more than six times as likely to experience depression and anxiety as compared to the general population, according to a comprehensive survey of 2,279 individuals conducted via social media and direct email.  On the respective scales utilized to test anxiety and depression, 41 percent of graduate students scored as having moderate to severe anxiety while 39 percent scored in the moderate to severe depression range. This compared with 6 percent of the general population as tested previously with those same scales.


Anonymous said...

One variable in this would probably be that higher IQ people tend to be more neurotic. There's always a tradeoff.

Anonymous said...

Not really a surprise. Grad students do a lot more studying than most, and it's hard not to become aware of the straits we're in.