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Student mental health risk ‘varies by course’

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More than half of psychology students show “elevated rates” of mental health problems, survey suggests

Students’ risk of mental health problems differs depending on which subject they study, researchers have found.

A survey of almost 2,000 first-year students found that while many students start higher education “with pre-existing psychological and substance related problems”, the rate of students beginning their course with a pre-existing mental health problem “varied considerably across academic disciplines”.

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