January 11, 2010 --
Today's youth are more stressed out than youth of the same age who were studied in the Great Depression era. That's according to a study being published in a future issue of the Clinical Psychology Review. It found that five times as many high school and college students are dealing with anxiety and other mental health issues as youth from the depression era.
Authors say, the findings are culled from responses to a popular psychological questionnaire used as far back as 1938. It confirms what counselors on campuses nationwide have long suspected.
The study does have some skeptics saying the sample wasn't representative of all college students.