A recently released study provides evidence that one in five young adults are afflicted with some type of personality disorder that causes a hindrance in their lives. Wired PR News.com – As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the research released Monday appears in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
The study involved assessing interviews of over 5,000 individuals who ranged in ages 19-25. The findings have led some to propose that the issue be addressed by college administrators. Columbia University’s Dr. Mark Olfson, who co-authored the study, stated the information should be a wake up call for not only “students and parents, but also deans and people who run college mental health services about the need to extend access to treatment.”
In addition to the statistics on the number of young adults said to be afflicted with personality disorders, the study also revealed that less than 25 percent of those who deal with mental health issues seek treatment for them.
More complete details of the study can be viewed in the Archives of General Psychiatry at http://www.archgenpsychiatry.com.
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