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Marcia Morris - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Marcia Morris

M.D./Associate Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Dr. Marcia Morris provides holistic psychiatric care to University of Florida students.


Dr. Marcia Morris is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and is the associate program director for Student Health Psychiatry at the University of Florida. Dr. Morris has provided care to UF students for over 20 years and given talks on depression and anxiety in college populations. She has published articles on college suicide prevention, campus sexual assault, and medical student stress. She currently writes a Psychology Today parenting blog “College Wellness: Promoting Happiness & Health in the College Years.” She also is the author of the book, “The Campus Cure: A Parent’s Guide to Mental Health & Wellness for College Students.”

Areas of Expertise (7)

Models of Psychiatric Care for University Students


Parenting Young Adults

College Mental Health

Young Adult Mental Health


Psychiatric Medication for Young Adults

Media Appearances (2)

On Leave: College Wellness, Mental Health And Not Returning To Campus

WBUR  radio


Your college student came home for Thanksgiving and didn’t go back to campus. We’ll look at when college students come home to stay

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'Dear Parent, Your Child Has Had a Psychotic Break'

The New York Times  print


I sit in my small office at the university counseling center, sighing as I pick up the phone to make the call that I always dread. I have worked as a psychiatrist with college students for 20 years, and this part never gets easier. One, two, three rings, and the mother of a student who had been in my office minutes earlier answers the phone.

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Articles (4)

Current psychiatric treatment for college students with depression only, anxiety only, or comorbid depression & anxiety (2013–2019)

Journal of Affective Disorders

Carolin C. Hoeflich, et. al


This epidemiological study described changes in the estimated prevalence of current pharmacological and/or psychotherapy-based treatment utilization among college students with depression only, anxiety only, or comorbid depression & anxiety.

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Psychiatric medications prescribed on-campus and off-campus for university students: Differences in demographics, types of medication, and satisfaction with services

Journal of American college health

Marcia R. Morris, et al.


To describe the use of psychiatric medication and related health service utilization among college students receiving care on- and off-campus. Participants and methods: 3959 students from a large southern university participated in the Healthy Minds Study in May 2018.

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Use of psychiatric medication by college students: A decade of data


Marcia R. Morris, et al.


Given the rising prevalence of psychiatric symptomatology among college students, this analysis aims to identify temporal trends in psychiatric medication usage.

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Recovering in Place: Creating Campus Models of Care for the High-Risk College Student

Current psychiatry reports

Marcia R. Morris, et al.


Over the last decade, the number and severity of mental health problems among college students has continued to rise. Universities are struggling to dedicate enough resources to meet the mental health needs of students. In this article, we review on-campus innovative programs designed to promote recovery in high-risk college students.

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