College Student Psychopathology

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Kari Much and Amy L. Swanson, authors of the scholarly article The Debate about Increasing College Student Psychopathology: Are College Students Really Getting “Sicker?” argue, in their writing, that there is simply no hard data to suggest that mental illness in college students is increasing or becoming more severe. The authors support this argument by analyzing five different conducted studies supporting their claim, implementing sections that analyze and find the potential “blind spots” seen in studies that do seem to suggest mental illness is increasing. The authors wrote this article in order to argue the widespread misconceptions surrounding studies that research the topic of mental illness among college students, showing how the research