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dc.contributor.supervisor Hagen, Brad F.
dc.contributor.author McKay, Bill
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-01T04:04:04Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-01T04:04:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3239
dc.description ix, 129 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explored the perceptions of post-secondary students and counsellors towards the use of antidepressants and counselling to manage depression. Student depression is increasing and antidepressants appear to be the most frequently used treatment by students. The literature reveals that most depressed students are not accessing campus mental health centres, and counsellors are noting increased severity of illness for those that do seek help. Therefore, in an attempt to gain increased understanding of students who use antidepressants as well as counselling, the student and counsellor perspective is essential. In this study, 10 students and 6 counsellors were interviewed by the researcher. Interviews were digitally recorded and transcribed verbatim. Thematic analysis guided by van Manen’s (1990) hermeneutic phenomenology was used. Overall, the themes identified aim to represent the lived experience of the students who are living with depression and to better assist counsellors in understanding and developing interventions suited to student need. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences, c2012 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject College students --Mental health en_US
dc.subject College students -- Mental health services en_US
dc.subject College students -- Psychology en_US
dc.subject Counseling in higher education en_US
dc.subject Antidepressants en_US
dc.subject Depression, Mental -- Treatment en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic
dc.title The use of antidepressants and counselling for depression : the lived experience of post-secondary students and counsellors en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters


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