Cause Of Stress In College

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What do most people think of when they hear the word, college? Normally, the thoughts that tend to come to one’s mind include success, wealth, and prestige. College will also mean the difference, to some, between being employed and earning a higher salary, due to having a degree; versus having no degree, thus, the unemployment checks and regret of not applying themselves in school. This makes college appealing to all, however, college is not for the faint of heart. A college environment will lead to stress in its student body causing many psychological disorders, such as anxiety and depression. These disorders are very common in students as they are vulnerable in their new environments causing a lack of will power to pursue the goals they …show more content…
Stress in proven to make students susceptible to anxiety and depression which are unforgivable to have in the college setting. Iarovici profoundly summed up the entire idea in his novel, “Mental Health Issues and the University Student” that “In addition to causing academic underperformance, psychological problems have a range of other insidious effects, from creating difficulties in establishing friendships and other intimate relationships to causing housing conflicts, delaying graduation, and contributing to dropping out of school” (7). This is tremendous as anxiety or depression may create the boundaries to creating intimate and friendly relationships can improve the students well-being as they become more involved and attached to other students feeling a sense of community with those who they can relate to. The psychological problems can cause stress related outbursts which create hostility in dormitories all over campus. Delaying of graduation can be caused by depression because they may have lost a sense of reason and motivation in their learning and even life. In more serious cases this will ultimately lead to the contributions to dropping out of school are caused by the lack of motivation the students gain from depression. The effect of psychological problems is not one which should …show more content…
The first thing it should make known are the warning signs of any psychological problems in others as they correlate to stress. It must also explain stress and explain the main killer of stress as it is the opposite of stress;known as relaxation. As underwhelming as it sounds, this is important as “Relaxation techniques and strategies are perhaps the most widely applied stress management tools, and the absence of relaxation can itself show that one is under stress” (Smith) and it is also forgotten by many as the people are wrapped up in stress that one is unable to get ahold of the mind. There are many different techniques to relaxation which can be done simply from physical activity to a spiritual technique depending on one’s religion (if requested). If one requires deeper attention and it is requested by the student, the student will be provided with one on one session with a professional of the students choosing, free of charge as a benefit of being in the workshop and this will pay off in other ways in the long

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