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Up to 50 percent of college-age kids experience some kind of psychiatric disorder. (AP/Elaine Thompson)
Up to 50 percent of college-age kids experience some kind of psychiatric disorder. (AP/Elaine Thompson)

Among the signs that fall is not far away: there's a slight chill in the air, the days are getting shorter --- and in Boston, the streets are abuzz with college students preparing for another academic year. In this week's Commonhealth segment, we talk about a more sobering side of college life: mental health, and the prevalence of psychiatric disorders on college campuses.

You can hear more of this story on The Checkup, a new podcast collaboration between WBUR's CommonHealth Blog and Slate magazine.

Guest

Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR's Commonhealth Blog.

This segment aired on September 9, 2013.

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