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August 7, 1943

Mental Health in College

JAMA. 1943;122(15):1051. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840320069039

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At Yale University, service in mental hygiene for students began in 1925. A few years later a division of college psychiatry and mental hygiene was organized in the department of university health. The study of a decade of experience with students who consulted this division is presented in the book. The preface traces organizational details and is followed by a general consideration of psychiatric problems presented by Yale students and of the case histories discussed in the book. Next, problems of personality growth, more particularly family relationships and sex problems, are taken up. The reactions to the undergraduate environment are reviewed with reference to the undergraduate scholastic problems and social adjustment. Finally, special problems presented by the graduate and professional schools, as well as by serious disorders, are analyzed. The book illustrates that mental hygiene is a highly important part of health service for college students. It will interest those

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