Increasing Psychiatric Treatment Engagement and Adherence in the College Population

  • Althea BardinEmail author
  • Brianna Cheney
  • Laura Braider


In recent years, the number of college students diagnosed with mental illness has been rising steadily. Suicide has been identified as the second leading cause of death among college-aged students, and psychiatric disorders are the fastest-growing area of disability in college students. However, data suggest that the majority of psychiatric issues among college students go untreated. Barriers to psychiatric treatment engagement and adherence are identified. Strategies to increase treatment engagement and adherence are discussed.


College students University students Emerging adults Nonadherence Adherence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zucker Hillside Hospital, Northwell HealthGlen OaksUSA
  2. 2.Northwell Health’s Behavioral Health College Partnership, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Ambulatory Psychiatry CenterGlen OaksUSA

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