Homesickness and adjustment in university students.

@article{Thurber2012HomesicknessAA,
  title={Homesickness and adjustment in university students.},
  author={Christopher A. Thurber and Edward A. Walton},
  journal={Journal of American college health : J of ACH},
  year={2012},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={
          415-9
        }
}
The transition to college or university can be an exciting new experience for many young adults. For some, intense homesickness can make this move difficult, even unsustainable. Homesickness--defined as the distress or impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from home--carries the unique hallmark of preoccupying thoughts of home and attachment objects. Sufferers typically report depression and anxiety, withdrawn behavior, and difficulty focusing on topics unrelated to home. For… CONTINUE READING

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