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Depression in the college population: An E-S-A approach to primary prevention

Lazenby, Ramona Browder EdD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000392795.24631.5b
Feature: MENTAL HEALTH
Abstract

Nurse practitioners working on college campuses are vital to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of depression. Every year, untreated depression results in school failure, social isolation, promiscuity, self-medication with drugs and alcohol, and suicide. On a college campus, collaboration between the student health clinic and the counseling center is an optimal approach to preventive counseling and treatment for depression.

In Brief

NPs working on college campuses are vital to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of depression. Every year untreated depression results in school failure, social isolation, promiscuity, self-medication with drugs and alcohol, and suicide. On a college campus, collaboration between the student health clinic and the counseling center is an optimal approach to preventive counseling and treatment for depression.

Author Information

Ramona Browder Lazenby is a professor and associate dean of nursing at Auburn Montgomery School of Nursing, Montgomery, Ala.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.