The Young and the Stressed: Stress, Impulse Control, and Health in College Students
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Eric W. Leppink, Brian L. Odlaug, Katherine Lust, Gary Christenson, Jon E. Grant
High levels of stress are common among young adults, particularly those enrolled in college. These degrees of stress have shown numerous deleterious effects across both academic and health variables. Findings regarding the role of stress in the presentation of impulse control disorders, particular among college students, are limited. This study examined potential associations between perceived stress, academic achievement, physical/mental health, and impulse control disorders in young adults. A total of 1805 students completed an online survey and were included in the analysis. Responders were grouped by their overall score on the Perceived Stress Scale into mild, moderate, or severe. Severe perceived stress was associated with worse academic achievement and worse physical health, as well as higher rates of psychiatric and impulsive disorders. These findings may suggest associations between stress and numerous aspects of mental/physical health in young adults, which could be an important consideration for individuals working with college students.
|Journal||Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2016|
- Health, stress, young adult, impulse control disorders