One-Year Prevalence Rates of Major Depressive Disorder in First-Year University Students

  • E. Lisa Price Acadia University
  • Peter J. McLeod Acadia University
  • Stephen S. Gleich Acadia University
  • Denise Hand Acadia University

Abstract

First-year university students may be more at risk for experiencing Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) than the general population given associated risk factors of this age range. A two-phase procedure was used to estimate the one-year prevalence rate of MDD and comorbid Major Anxiety Disorders among first-year university students at a small Canadian university. The results of the study indicate that approximately 7% of men and 14% of women in their first year met the criteria for MDD. Further, about 13% of men and 19% of women met the criteria for a Major Anxiety Disorder. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Published
2007-02-02
How to Cite
Price, E. L., McLeod, P. J., Gleich, S. S., & Hand, D. (2007). One-Year Prevalence Rates of Major Depressive Disorder in First-Year University Students. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 40(2). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/58774
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