Mental health need of students at entry to university: Baseline findings from the U-Flourish Student Well-Being and Academic Success Study.


AIM:Transition to university is associated with unique stressors and coincides with the peak period of risk for onset of mental illness. Our objective in this analysis was to estimate the mental health need of students at entry to a major Canadian university. METHODS:After a student-led engagement campaign, all first year students were sent a mental health survey, which included validated symptom rating scales for common mental disorders. Rates of self-reported lifetime mental illness, current clinically significant symptoms and treatment stratified by gender are reported. The likelihood of not receiving treatment among those symptomatic and/or with lifetime disorders was estimated. RESULTS:Fifty-eight per cent of all first-year students (n = 3029) completed the baseline survey, of which 28% reported a lifetime mental disorder. Moreover, 30% of students screened positive for anxiety symptoms, 28% for depressive symptoms, and 18% for sleep problems with high rates (≅45%) of associated impairment. Only 8.5% of students indicated currently receiving any form of treatment. Females were more likely to report a lifetime diagnosis, anxiety and depressive symptoms, as well as current treatment. Over 25% of students reported lifetime suicidal thoughts and 6% suicide attempt(s). Current weekly binge drinking (25%) and cannabis use (11%) were common, especially in males. CONCLUSIONS:There is limited systematically collected data describing the mental health needs of young people at entry to university. Findings of this study underscore the importance of timely identification of significant mental health problems as part of a proactive system of effective student mental health care.


King N,Pickett W,McNevin SH,Bowie CR,Rivera D,Keown-Stoneman C,Harkness K,Cunningham S,Milanovic M,Saunders KEA,Goodday S,Duffy A,U-Flourish Student Well-Being and Academic Success Research Group.




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  • Feasibility and acceptability of a volunteer peer fidelity assessment model in early psychosis intervention programmes in Ontario: Results from a pilot study.

    abstract:AIM:Fidelity monitoring can support high-quality service delivery but is resource-intensive to implement. A fidelity assessment model utilizing volunteer assessors was trialled as a low-cost strategy for conducting fidelity assessments. This article reports on the acceptability and feasibility of this model. METHODS:T...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Selick A,Langill G,Cheng C,Addington D,Archie S,Butt S,Durbin J

    更新日期:2020-03-31 00:00:00

  • Early intervention for youth at high risk for bipolar disorder: A multisite randomized trial of family-focused treatment.

    abstract:AIMS:Despite the considerable public health impact of bipolar disorder (BD), no psychosocial interventions have been systematically evaluated in its early prodromal stages. We describe the rationale, design and analytic methods for a 3-site randomized trial of family-focused treatment for youth at high risk (FFT-HR) fo...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究,随机对照试验


    authors: Miklowitz DJ,Schneck CD,Walshaw PD,Garrett AS,Singh MK,Sugar CA,Chang KD

    更新日期:2019-04-01 00:00:00

  • Piloting a more intensive 8-week mindfulness programme in early- and mid-adolescent school students.

    abstract:AIM:It is unclear how adult mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) should be modified for youth, and at what ages programmes should be implemented for optimal impact. Recent non-replication with a 9-week programme in early adolescence suggested abbreviated programme content might be insufficient and/or that this age gr...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Johnson C,Wade T

    更新日期:2019-12-01 00:00:00

  • Clinical outcomes of long-acting risperidone in recent versus long-term diagnosed Belgian schizophrenic patients: results from electronic Schizophrenia Treatment Adherence Registry (e-STAR) and Trial for the Initiation and Maintenance Of REmission in Schi

    abstract:AIM:Potential differences in psychiatric clinical outcomes and hospitalization rates before and after the initiation of long-acting risperidone among recently and long-term diagnosed schizophrenia patients were studied. METHODS:Data from two observational studies (Trial for the Initiation and Maintenance Of REmission ...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dubois V,Peuskens J,Geerts P,Detraux J

    更新日期:2014-02-01 00:00:00

  • Understanding the experiences and service needs of siblings of individuals with first-episode psychosis: a phenomenological study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Despite recent focus on developing family-inclusive services to meet the needs of young people with first-episode psychosis, the needs of their siblings are often overlooked. AIMS:This study explored the experiences and needs of siblings of young adults with first-episode psychosis receiving support from tw...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sin J,Moone N,Harris P,Scully E,Wellman N

    更新日期:2012-02-01 00:00:00

  • The Recovering Quality of Life 10-item (ReQoL-10) scale in a first-episode psychosis population: Validation and implications for patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs).

    abstract:AIM:This study aimed to examine the psychometric performance of the Recovering Quality of Life scale 10-item version (ReQoL-10) using a sample from a Singapore first-episode psychosis intervention program, to explore its clinical and sociodemographic correlates, and to discuss its utility as a patient-reported outcome ...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chua YC,Wong HH,Abdin E,Vaingankar J,Shahwan S,Cetty L,Yong YH,Hon C,Lee H,Tang C,Verma S,Subramaniam M

    更新日期:2020-10-15 00:00:00

  • Staged treatment and acceptability guidelines in early psychosis study (STAGES): A randomized placebo controlled trial of intensive psychosocial treatment plus or minus antipsychotic medication for first-episode psychosis with low-risk of self-harm or agg

    abstract:AIM:It is now necessary to investigate whether recovery in psychosis is possible without the use of antipsychotic medication. This study will determine (1) whether a first-episode psychosis (FEP) group receiving intensive psychosocial interventions alone can achieve symptomatic remission and functional recovery; (2) wh...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: O'Donoghue B,Francey SM,Nelson B,Ratheesh A,Allott K,Graham J,Baldwin L,Alvarez-Jimenez M,Thompson A,Fornito A,Polari A,Berk M,Macneil C,Crisp K,Pantelis C,Yuen HP,Harrigan S,McGorry P

    更新日期:2019-08-01 00:00:00

  • Suicidal behaviours during treatment for first-episode psychosis: towards a comprehensive approach to service-based prevention.

    abstract:AIM:Suicidal behaviours (suicide attempts and suicides) are common among individuals experiencing, or having recently experienced, a first-episode psychosis (FEP). Current interventions for suicidal behaviours are crisis driven and focused on hospital admission of patients at imminent risk of ending their lives. This p...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fedyszyn IE,Robinson J,Harris MG,Paxton SJ,Francey S,Edwards J

    更新日期:2014-11-01 00:00:00

  • Virtual reality assessment of functional capacity in the early course of schizophrenia: Associations with cognitive performance and daily functioning.

    abstract:AIM:Computer-based virtual reality assessments of functional capacity have shown promise as a reliable and valid way to assess individuals with multi-episode schizophrenia. However, there has been little research utilizing this innovative approach with young patients who are in the early phase of schizophrenia. METHOD...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ventura J,Welikson T,Ered A,Subotnik KL,Keefe RSE,Hellemann GS,Nuechterlein KH

    更新日期:2020-02-01 00:00:00

  • Predictive capacity of prodromal symptoms in first-episode psychosis of recent onset.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Both the nature and number of a wide range of prodromal symptoms have been related to the severity and type of psychopathology in the psychotic phase. However, at present there is an incomplete picture focused mainly on the positive pre-psychotic dimension. AIM:To characterize the prodromal phase retrospect...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Barajas A,Pelaez T,González O,Usall J,Iniesta R,Arteaga M,Jackson C,Baños I,Sánchez B,Dolz M,Obiols JE,Haro JM,GENIPE Group.,Ochoa S

    更新日期:2019-06-01 00:00:00

  • Clinical correlates of distorted auditory perception in first-episode psychosis.

    abstract:AIM:Auditory hallucinations are hypothesized to be based in distorted sensory perceptions, with increasingly distorted perceptions of reality possibly prompting the first psychotic phase of schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Our goal was to examine the association between distorted auditory perceptions and psychotic sym...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Morenz R,Woolverton C,Frost RB,Kiewel NA,Breitborde NJ

    更新日期:2015-06-01 00:00:00

  • Pilot programme of modular symptom-specific group cognitive behaviour therapy in a 'Real World' early intervention in psychosis service.

    abstract:AIM:A modular symptom-specific (MSS) programme of early intervention group cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis might confer additional therapeutic benefits and clinical and financial efficiency, but the approach is empirically untested. Therefore, we devised a novel MSS programme to test - in a culturally diverse...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Raune D,Law S

    更新日期:2013-05-01 00:00:00

  • Randomized controlled multicentre trial of cognitive behaviour therapy in the early initial prodromal state: effects on social adjustment post treatment.

    abstract:AIM:Improvement of social adjustment is a major aim of indicated prevention in young people at risk of developing psychosis. The present study explores the effect of specific cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) as compared with supportive counselling (SC) on social adjustment in people in a potential early initial prodro...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究,随机对照试验


    authors: Bechdolf A,Wagner M,Veith V,Ruhrmann S,Pukrop R,Brockhaus-Dumke A,Berning J,Stamm E,Janssen B,Decker P,Bottlender R,Moller HJ,Gaebel W,Maier W,Klosterkotter J

    更新日期:2007-02-01 00:00:00

  • Comparison of first-episode and chronic patients diagnosed with schizophrenia: symptoms and childhood trauma.

    abstract:AIM:There has been considerable interest in identifying and addressing the specific needs of early-episode patients diagnosed with schizophrenia in the hope that by addressing such needs early, chronic disabilities can be avoided. METHODS:One hundred twenty-eight early-episode and 571 chronic patients were compared on...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wang Z,Xue Z,Pu W,Yang B,Li L,Yi W,Wang P,Liu C,Wu G,Liu Z,Rosenheck RA

    更新日期:2013-02-01 00:00:00

  • Cognitive profiles of healthy siblings of first-episode schizophrenia patients.

    abstract:AIM:Cognitive deficit in psychotic illness is intensively studied, different cognitive subtypes have been suggested. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of studies in patients with schizophrenia and their relatives searching for endophenotypes of the disease. The aim of our study was to investigat...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Voráčková V,Knytl P,Španiel F,Šustová P,Renka J,Mohr P

    更新日期:2020-06-02 00:00:00

  • Stigma and treatment delay in first-episode psychosis: a grounded theory study.

    abstract:AIM:A longer duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) is associated with greater morbidity in the early course of schizophrenia. This formative, hypothesis-generating study explored the effects of stigma, as perceived by family members, on DUP. METHODS:Qualitative interviews were conducted with 12 African American family...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Franz L,Carter T,Leiner AS,Bergner E,Thompson NJ,Compton MT

    更新日期:2010-02-01 00:00:00

  • Development and feasibility of smartphone application for cognitive-behavioural case management of individuals with early psychosis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:This article describes the development of the smartphone application for cognitive-behavioural case management of young individuals with early psychosis and examines the acceptance and potential clinical benefits of this application through a pilot survey. METHODS:Gwangju Bukgu-Community Mental Health Cente...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kim SW,Lee GY,Yu HY,Jung EI,Lee JY,Kim SY,Kim JM,Shin IS,Yoon JS

    更新日期:2018-12-01 00:00:00

  • ReMindCare, an app for daily clinical practice in patients with first episode psychosis: A pragmatic real-world study protocol.

    abstract:AIM:Despite the potential benefits of e-health interventions for patients with psychosis, the integration of these applications into the clinical workflow and analysis of their long-term effects still face significant challenges. To address these issues, we developed the ReMindCare app. This app aims to improve the tre...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bonet L,Torous J,Arce D,Blanquer I,Sanjuán J

    更新日期:2021-02-01 00:00:00

  • Specialized, multi-component care for individuals with first-episode psychosis: Effects on autonomy, competence and relatedness.

    abstract:AIM:Self-determination theory (SDT) has demonstrated that human well-being is associated with the satisfaction of three basic psychological needs (ie, autonomy, competence and relatedness)-with more recent research highlighting the applicability of SDT to individuals with first-episode psychosis (FEP). These findings s...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Breitborde NJK,Pine JG,Moe AM

    更新日期:2019-12-01 00:00:00

  • Psychosocial functioning in first-episode psychosis and associations with neurocognition, social cognition, psychotic and affective symptoms.

    abstract:AIM:Most studies on the determinants of psychosocial functioning in first-episode psychosis used few predictors. This study examines the effects of multiple cognitive domains and multiple symptoms on psychosocial functioning. METHODS:A total of 162 patients with a first-episode psychosis were assessed within 3 months ...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Stouten LH,Veling W,Laan W,van der Helm M,van der Gaag M

    更新日期:2017-02-01 00:00:00

  • Implementation case study: Multifamily group intervention in first-episode psychosis programs.

    abstract:AIM:Family interventions are a core component of first-episode psychosis (FEP) treatment; however, low implementation rates are consistently reported. As such, work is needed to understand the factors impacting real-world treatment delivery. The present paper describes the implementation of the McFarlane-model multifam...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Browne J,Sanders AS,Friedman-Yakoobian M,Guyer M,Keshavan M,Kim B,Kline E

    更新日期:2020-11-08 00:00:00

  • Treating young individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Typically, studies investigating those at clinical high risk for psychosis have focused on predictors of conversion and treatments that might prevent conversion to full-blown psychosis. Few studies have followed those who do not go on to develop a psychotic illness. METHODS:Participants were 48 young people...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Marshall C,Addington J,Epstein I,Liu L,Deighton S,Zipursky RB

    更新日期:2012-02-01 00:00:00

  • Reasons for using substances in adolescents with and without psychosis.

    abstract:AIM:To increase our understanding of substance use among adolescents with psychosis by comparing their reasons for use with those of typically developing adolescents. METHODS:Participants were 35 outpatient adolescents, recently admitted for a first episode of psychosis to an early psychosis programme, and 35 typicall...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pencer A,Addington J

    更新日期:2008-02-01 00:00:00

  • Linguistic determinants of formal thought disorder in first episode psychosis.

    abstract:AIM:Thought disorder is a core feature of schizophrenia but assessment of disordered thinking is challenging, which may contribute to the paucity of mechanistic understanding of disorganization in early psychosis. We studied the use of linguistic connectives in relation to clinically quantified dimensions of thought di...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mackinley M,Chan J,Ke H,Dempster K,Palaniyappan L

    更新日期:2020-03-03 00:00:00

  • Psychiatric comorbidity in individuals at-risk for psychosis: Relationships with symptoms, cognition and psychosocial functioning.

    abstract:AIM:Psychiatric comorbidity frequently occurs with at-risk mental state (ARMS) for psychosis. Its relationships with psychopathology, cognition and functioning, however, remain to be further clarified. We aimed to examine prevalence and correlates of psychiatric comorbidity, and its associations with psychosocial funct...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chang WC,Ng CM,Chan KN,Lee HC,Chan SI,Chiu SS,Lee HM,Chan KW,Wong MC,Chan KL,Yeung WS,Chan CWH,Choy LW,Chong SY,Siu MW,Lo TL,Yan WC,Ng MK,Poon LT,Pang PF,Lam WC,Wong YC,Chung WS,Mo YM,Lui SY,Hui LM,Che

    更新日期:2020-05-22 00:00:00

  • Distress and negative experiences of the caregiving relationship in early psychosis: does social cognition play a role?

    abstract:AIM:This study explored the relationship between individuals with early psychosis and first-degree relatives who were carers, to see whether negative and distressing experiences of the patient-carer relationship were associated with social cognition difficulties in both groups. METHOD:The study had a cross-sectional c...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tomlinson E,Onwumere J,Kuipers E

    更新日期:2014-08-01 00:00:00

  • Evaluation of a professional development training programme for mental health clinicians specializing in early psychosis.

    abstract::The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre Statewide Services (ESW) team provides training for multidisciplinary clinicians that specialise in early psychosis across the State of Victoria, Australia. The aim of this paper is to describe the 4-phase approach utilised by ESW to prepare for and deliver worksh...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Macneil C,Foster F,Nicoll A,Osman H,Monfries R,Cotton S

    更新日期:2018-06-01 00:00:00

  • Early intervention in eating disorders: a parent group approach.

    abstract:AIM:Early intervention in eating disorders (EDs) has been a neglected area. Peak onset is in adolescence, suggesting that early intervention should include parents. We synthesize findings from five key theoretical domains, and present pilot data from a phase-specific early intervention for new onset EDs in young people...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Nicholls DE,Yi I

    更新日期:2012-11-01 00:00:00

  • A call for prevention and early intervention in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Evidence suggests that many people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have subclinical symptoms years before the development of their disorder and that early treatment may reduce its severity. AIM:To explore prevention and early intervention strategies for OCD. METHODS:A narrative literature review w...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Brakoulias V,Perkes IE,Tsalamanios E

    更新日期:2018-08-01 00:00:00

  • Parent attitudes and parent adolescent interaction in families of youth at risk for psychosis and with recent-onset psychotic symptoms.

    abstract:AIM:This study investigated the behavioural correlates of caregiver attitudes among parents of youth at risk for psychosis and with recent-onset psychotic symptoms. METHODS:Forty adolescents identified as ultra-high-risk (UHR) for psychosis using the Structured Interview for Prodromal Syndromes, and their primary care...

    journal_title:Early intervention in psychiatry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: O'Brien MP,Zinberg JL,Bearden CE,Lopez SR,Kopelowicz A,Daley M,Cannon TD

    更新日期:2008-11-01 00:00:00