Depression in College Students: Signs, Symptoms & Treatments
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Previously published: 6/12/2020
Previous version written by: Michelle Friedman, LCSW, PMH-C
Previous version medically reviewed by: Maloa Affuembey, MD
Primary changes: Updated statistics, improved readability, shortened “Treatments” section, updated “Resources” section.