Effects Of Anxiety On College Students Essay

1075 Words Mar 10th, 2016 5 Pages
From writing research papers until dawn, to scouring head-to-toe for internships, to the amount of student debt I’ll struggle with after graduation, as a college student, it’s safe to say I have a lot on my plate. With all these responsibilities pervading my daily life, I think it’s even safer to say that I’m stressed. In fact, I’m more than stressed. I’m constantly worrying about lab assignments that may have faulty calculations. I’m holding back tears at the thought of failing my marketing class. I dread waking up in the morning. I am struggling with something worse than student debt and failed exams though, I am drowning in my own fear. Anxiety is similar to an avalanche, at first small and unrecognizable, but over time it continues to grow and seems unstoppable. Studies have shown that anxiety has become one of the most common mental health disorders amongst college students. Although anxiety may be common, people are still refusing to acknowledge this disorder and instead compare anxiety to being “over dramatic”. As someone who has personally dealt with anxiety, I am here to talk about the elephant in the room. I am here to stress the need for a serious approach to the treatment of anxiety that is affecting today’s teenagers. Everyone experiences anxiety differently. As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, anxiety is “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome”. All these feelings can be…

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