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Mental Health Issues and the University Student


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With the publication of Mental Health Issues and the University Student, Doris Iarovici emerges as a leading voice in college psychiatry. This text is a lovely combination of current and extensive clinical wisdom. It is well organized and very readable and will be of great value to psychiatrists working in or with university students. -- Victor Schwartz, Medical Director, The Jed Foundation, co-editor of Mental Health Care in the College Community This timely and exceptionally well-written book comprehensively addresses the social issues and clinical challenges faced by college mental health professionals and includes such outstanding features as clinical vignettes, guidelines, best practices, and DSM-5 nosology. This volume should be required reading for all clinicians in college mental health and is indispensable for those teaching and supervising psychiatry residents, graduate psychology, and social work students within the student mental health setting. -- Jerald Kay, M.D., past Chair, American Psychiatric Association Committee and Caucus on College Mental Health, co-editor of Mental Health Care in the College Community

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Part I: The Student in Context: The Interdependent Campus
1. Crisis on the College Campus?
2. The Changing Face of the American University Student
3. Generational Issues on Campus
4. The Psychiatrist's Role in College Mental Health
Part II: Clinical Challenges
5. Sleep Problems on Campus
6. Alcohol on Campus
7. Non-alcohol Substance Abuse on Campus
8. Loneliness and Relationships on Campus
9. Perfectionism
10. Clash of Cultures: International Students
11. Clash of Cultures: LGBT Students
12. Disordered Eating
13. Difficulty Concentrating
14. Anxiety
15. Depression and Other Mood Problems
16. Psychotic Symptoms
17. Emergency Situations on Campus
18. Impulse Control Problems, Behavioral Addictions, and Other Problematic Behaviors
19. The Nontraditional Student
20. Models of Treatment
21. Treatment Challenges in the University Population
Epilogue: Student Emotional Well-Being: Looking toward the Future

About the Author

Doris Iarovici, M.D., is a psychiatrist at Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services.


Iarovici navigates a passage between the science of diagnosis and the art of treatment. In doing so, she demonstrates an appreciation for the subtle nuances that affect the treatment of individuals poised on the cusp of adulthood. -- Joseph J. Guido PsycCRITIQUES I embarked on the reading of this book with great interest and was rewarded by the author's thoughtful analysis... a terrific texbook for psychiatric residents... very informative for university administrators in charge of program planning. -- Brunhild Kring American Journal of Psychiatry The particular strength of this book is the careful description of how these issues and problems manifest themselves in a higher education setting and the opportunities and challenges of addressing them in this setting. Choice I can picture myself in the middle of a complicated case reaching for this guide -- Suzanne Sorrentino, LCSW Journal of College Student Psychotherapy

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