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5. Go to sleep: Michael J. Daine, director of CORE Psychological Services and a psychologist with 16 years experience directing college counseling programs, claims that maintaining a fairly regular sleep pattern can ward off depression. In college, many students' sleep patterns are irregular thanks to late-night studying and partying, which is detrimental to their mental health. "Not only is maintaining a regular and sufficient sleep pattern important for avoiding depression, but recent learning research strongly suggests that sleep is key to learning and memory formation—the very reason why students are in school in the first place," he says.
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