With new technology, screening students is simple, Fleming noted. Waiting for an appointment at the health center, students can answer seven simple questions – a screening tool for depression that could be immediately entered into its electronic medical record. They can answer these seven questions in a minute, said Fleming. But students do not necessarily go unless there are quite depressed, said Fleming. If the control, we can try to find any student who is depressed.
2-3 % of these students were depressed or contemplating suicide, the study found.
The study examined 1,622 students on campuses, including University of Wisconsin, the University of Washington and the University of British Columbia.
Things always happen for students – a low-grade or problems with a boyfriend or girlfriend – that can trigger depression, Fleming said If you do not get to the screen. Each visit, you will miss these children.
It is not true. Students will tell you the truth, said Fleming. If I’m sad and depressed, will tell you that.
Screening for depression is easy to do, we know it works, and can save lives, said Michael Fleming, professor of Family and Community Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. It must be for each student who enters a health center.
The study also found that students who exercise often are not as depressed. It ‘the only thing that seemed to be protective, said Fleming.
Universities generally treated separately from the processing of primary care. If a student comes to a health center on campus and complained of depression, there is talk of a counseling center.
One in four or five students who visit a university medical center for a routine cold or proves to be depressed, but most centers miss the opportunity to identify these students because they do not screen because, according to a new study of medicine in North -west.
Fleming, who joined Feinberg in the fall of 2010, is the author of a paper on the findings in the January issue of the Journal of Orthopsychiatry. He led the research, when he was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin.
In a test of learning and memory, mice were placed in the center of a ring of light and given two minutes to find a hole to escape from a black box where they feel most comfortable. They were given five days of training to locate the exit hole, but the mice who breathed polluted air has taken longer to find out where the outlet was located.
Mice exposed to air pollution were also less likely to remember where the drain hole was tested later.