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Health behavior correlates of depression among university students.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of American college health : J of ACH
Publication Date
Volume
38
Issue
3
Pages
115–119
Identifiers
PMID: 2808960
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The frequency of symptoms of depression and selected health-related practices and events was measured in a sample of 572 students at a large midwestern university. Students reported many symptoms of depression, with women experiencing depression more often and to a greater degree than men. Depression was significantly correlated with 17 of the 22 practices and states of affect examined, but uncorrelated with certain health-related activities commonly identified with poor emotional well-being. Both the determinants and manifestations of depression among university students require further in-depth investigation. Implications for health professionals and other university personnel are discussed.

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