Anxiety and depression among law students: Current knowledge and future directions.
Dammeyer, Matthew M.; Nunez, Narina
Law and Human Behavior, Vol 23(1), Feb 1999, 55-73.
Increased psychology–law collaboration has yielded great strides over the past 20 years. However, one area of research that remains overlooked involves the psychological well-being of law students. The purpose of this article is to review and evaluate the existing literature on anxiety and depression among law students. This literature suggests that self-reports of anxiety and depression are significantly higher among law students than among either the general population or medical students. Recommendations for advancing knowledge in this area include developing hypothesis-driven research, using measures that adequately discriminate between anxiety and depression, and testing alternative hypotheses regarding the origins of law student distress. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)