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Depression at EUR

Studies in the U.S. have shown that 53% of all students live through phases of depression during their studies. Depression describes a state of low mood that is often accompanied by feelings of sadness, loneliness, hopelessness, worthlessness, an aversion to activities that were formerly enjoyable, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, and general fatigue. While phases of low mood are natural and can happen as a reaction to certain live events, a bad diet, lack of exercise, and alcohol and drug consumption can be further causes for a depression. Eating healthier, exercising, and abstaining from drug and alcohol consumption are subsequently often enough to recover quickly. Depression is not necessarily connected to psychiatric conditions but should the symptoms persist over longer periods of time or increase in intensity searching professional help is advised. For this purpose the university employs several psychologists that are open for any and all problems students might face and who will help you to successfully finish your studies. Appointments can be made on their website (http://www.eur.nl/english/essc/advice_counselling/professional/psychologists/) or telephonically under 010 408 2323. Furthermore appointments can be made in person at the Erasmus Student Service Centre in E-Building at the Woudestein campus in Kralingen.

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