Lifetime and 12-month treatment for mental disorders and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among first year college students

Beitrag in einer Fachzeitschrift


Details zur Publikation

Autorinnen und Autoren: Bruffaerts R, Mortier P, Auerbach RP, Alonso J, Hermosillo De la Torre AE, Cuijpers P, Demyttenaere K, Ebert D, Green JG, Hasking P, Stein DJ, Ennis E, Nock MK, Pinder-Amaker S, Sampson NA, Vilagut G, Zaslavsky AM, Kessler RC
Zeitschrift: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2019
ISSN: 1049-8931
eISSN: 1557-0657


Abstract

Objectives: Mental disorders and suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB) are common and burdensome among college students. Although available evidence suggests that only a small proportion of the students with these conditions receive treatment, broad-based data on patterns of treatment are lacking. The aim of this study is to examine the receipt of mental health treatment among college students cross-nationally. Methods: Web-based self-report surveys were obtained from 13,984 first year students from 19 colleges in eight countries across the world as part of the World Health Organization's World Mental Health–International College Student Initiative. The survey assessed lifetime and 12-month common mental disorders/STB and treatment of these conditions. Results: Lifetime and 12-month treatment rates were very low, with estimates of 25.3–36.3% for mental disorders and 29.5–36.1% for STB. Treatment was positively associated with STB severity. However, even among severe cases, lifetime and 12-month treatment rates were never higher than 60.0% and 45.1%, respectively. Conclusions: High unmet need for treatment of mental disorders and STB exists among college students. In order to resolve the problem of high unmet need, a reallocation of resources may focus on innovative, low-threshold, inexpensive, and scalable interventions.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Ebert, David Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie


Einrichtungen weiterer Autorinnen und Autoren

Autonomous University of Aguascalientes / Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA)
Boston University
Columbia University
Curtin University
Harvard University
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) / Catholic University of Leuven
McLean Hospital
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
University of Stellenbosch / Universiteit van Stellenbosch
University of Ulster
Veterans Affairs Healthcare System Boston and Harvard Medical School
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) / University Amsterdam


Zitierweisen

APA:
Bruffaerts, R., Mortier, P., Auerbach, R.P., Alonso, J., Hermosillo De la Torre, A.E., Cuijpers, P.,... Kessler, R.C. (2019). Lifetime and 12-month treatment for mental disorders and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among first year college students. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1764

MLA:
Bruffaerts, Ronny, et al. "Lifetime and 12-month treatment for mental disorders and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among first year college students." International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research (2019).

BibTeX: 

Zuletzt aktualisiert 2019-28-05 um 15:32