Depression affected Marta’s lab research. She was so afraid to take risks it put a “short cap” on what she was able to do.
“Maybe I would’ve been able to get internships at institutions like my peers,” she said. “But instead, because I was so limited by my depression, it kept me from doing that.”
She isn't alone. About 25% of U.S. college students self-report a diagnosis with depression, according to estimates.