SFU addresses increased depression among students

October 3, 2007

Depression among PSE students is on the rise, and is most often seen in young female students.  At Simon Fraser University, staff note that young women are more often diagnosed with the condition, however males may be under-represented as they are half as likely to seek treatment.  43% of SFU students reported that stress was having a negative impact on their academic performance (2004), and more than 40% of students reported feeling "so depressed it was difficult to function" between 1 and 10 times in a 12 month period.