Students are spending more and more time in the virtual world. This was the first time since the year 2000 that students reported fewer symptoms of mental illness. More than 4,400 university and polytechnic students took the survey. However new problems, such as online addiction, are surfacing, showed preliminary findings from a study by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS).
Students generally rated their health as good, though a third of men and half of women reported some form of daily physical or mental discomfort. The most common complaints included fatigue and neck pain. Problems often triggered by stress, according to the Finnish Student Health Service.
Results also showed that students at the polytechnic level are sicker than their university peers.