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COVID has increased anxiety and depression rates among university students. And they were already higher than average

COVID has increased anxiety and depression rates among university students. And they were already higher than average

Before COVID, university and vocational education students were at high risk of developing mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety. This is because they already experience much higher levels of psychological distress than the general population. But since COVID, this group is even more at risk. Our study has found the percentage of university and vocational education […] … learn more→

The university: a guide for depressives

The university: a guide for depressives

About once a month I dream what Freud called the “examination dream”: the one that requires me to resit my finals, having done no revision. The dream is presumably a manifestation of impostor syndrome – that nagging fear, known to many academics, that we will be found out. But on one subject I never doubt […] … learn more→

Bias in decision-making leads to poor choices and possibly depression

When faced with making a complicated decision, our automatic instinct to avoid misfortune can result in missing out on rewards, and could even contribute to depression, according to new research. The results of a new study, published today in the journal PLoS Computational Biology, suggest that our brains subconsciously use a simplistic strategy in order […] … learn more→

Internet interventions help beat depression

A new study from The Australian National University shows that online therapy programs can play a major and long-lasting role in treating depression. Dr Lou Farrer, from the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR), trialled the effectiveness of online programs MoodGYM and BluePages when used in conjunction with telephone counselling services provided by Lifeline. […] … learn more→