Percentage of mental health clinicians who stated select issues were the top concerns of their college student patients during the 2016-2017 academic school year

Primary mental health issues among college students 2016-2017 This statistic shows the percentage of clinicians who stated select issues were the leading concerns of their college student mental health patients during the 2016-2017 academic school year. According to the data, clinicians stated that among their student clients, about 24 percent had anxiety as their primary mental health concern.
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Percentage of clinicians
Anxiety24.1%
Depression18.6%
Relationship problem (specific)7.9%
Stress5.7%
Family4%
Interpersonal functioning3.4%
Grief/loss3.3%
Academic performance3.3%
Adjustment to new environment2.6%
Mood instability2.4%
Trauma2.3%
Self-esteem/confidence2.1%
Other2%
Eating/body image1.8%
Sexual abuse/assault (victim)1.8%
Suicidality1.5%
Identity development1.2%
Alcohol1.2%
Attention difficulties1.1%
Anger management0.9%
Career0.9%
Obessions or compulsions0.8%
Drugs0.8%
Perfectionism0.7%
Social isolation0.7%
Health/medical0.7%
Legal/judicial/conduct0.7%
Harrassment/emotional abuse (victim)0.5%
Sleep0.4%
Sexual concern0.4%
Self-injurious thoughts or behaviors0.4%
Sexual orientation0.3%
Gender identity0.3%
Racial, ethnic, or cultural concerns0.2%
Addiction (not drugs or alcohol)0.2%
Psychotic thoughts or behaviors0.2%
Physical abuse/assult (victim)0.2%
Pregnency related0.1%
Religion/spirituality0.1%
Violent thoughts towards others0.1%
Financial0.1%
None0.1%
Discrimination0%
Stalking (victim)0%
Percentage of clinicians
Anxiety24.1%
Depression18.6%
Relationship problem (specific)7.9%
Stress5.7%
Family4%
Interpersonal functioning3.4%
Grief/loss3.3%
Academic performance3.3%
Adjustment to new environment2.6%
Mood instability2.4%
Trauma2.3%
Self-esteem/confidence2.1%
Other2%
Eating/body image1.8%
Sexual abuse/assault (victim)1.8%
Suicidality1.5%
Identity development1.2%
Alcohol1.2%
Attention difficulties1.1%
Anger management0.9%
Career0.9%
Obessions or compulsions0.8%
Drugs0.8%
Perfectionism0.7%
Social isolation0.7%
Health/medical0.7%
Legal/judicial/conduct0.7%
Harrassment/emotional abuse (victim)0.5%
Sleep0.4%
Sexual concern0.4%
Self-injurious thoughts or behaviors0.4%
Sexual orientation0.3%
Gender identity0.3%
Racial, ethnic, or cultural concerns0.2%
Addiction (not drugs or alcohol)0.2%
Psychotic thoughts or behaviors0.2%
Physical abuse/assult (victim)0.2%
Pregnency related0.1%
Religion/spirituality0.1%
Violent thoughts towards others0.1%
Financial0.1%
None0.1%
Discrimination0%
Stalking (victim)0%
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This statistic shows the percentage of clinicians who stated select issues were the leading concerns of their college student mental health patients during the 2016-2017 academic school year. According to the data, clinicians stated that among their student clients, about 24 percent had anxiety as their primary mental health concern.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016 to 2017 academic year
Number of respondents
59,208 respondents
Special properties
Clinicians
Supplementary notes
"Clinicians are then asked to choose one primary concern (i.e., the top concern) per client. This graph illustrates the frequency of each concern as the primary concern for clients during the 2016-2017 academic year."

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