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Depression seems to be a major problem for college students who are coping with academic and social pressures, as well as defining goals for life and career, often without adequate support systems. Therapy is frequently sought by moderately depressed college students. This treatment teaches the individual a style of thinking or a way of approaching their difficulties, but in one study, the 42 percent who did seek therapy rated the effectiveness as only 3.5 on a 5-point scale (Bosse, 1975). Students perhaps also need a means of coping that they can rely on in addition to the insight and behavior change encouraged during therapy. Thus, the increased attention being focused on activity as therapy could be productively investigated with a depressed college population.
ORTH, DEBORAH KAY, "CLINICAL TREATMENTS OF DEPRESSION." (1979). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 9539.