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Outbreak of ADHD Diagnoses in November, the Month of College Entrance Exams

Outbreak of ADHD Diagnoses in November, the Month of College Entrance Exams

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – With a record-setting number of patients diagnosed with ADHD in November, there is speculation as to whether a significant portion are chasing after prescription drugs under the belief that the medication can help boost studying performance. The surge in November diagnoses belies the fact that overall totals of ADHD [...]

Adult ADHD Patients Prone to Other Mental Disorders

Adult ADHD Patients Prone to Other Mental Disorders

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study conducted by the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry revealed that adults suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, are often vulnerable to other mental conditions such as depression, panic disorder, anxiety, and alcoholism.  Announcing its results during a press conference [...]

Mental Illness Linked to Recidivism Among Male Juvenile Offenders in Korea, Study Finds

Mental Illness Linked to Recidivism Among Male Juvenile Offenders in Korea, Study Finds

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey warns that nine out of ten male juvenile prisoners in South Korea suffer from at least one form of mental illness, which could lead to recidivism. A study conducted by researchers at Sanggye Paik Hospital on 173 juvenile offenders has found the treatment of mental illness [...]

Scientists Measure the Depth of Meditation

Scientists Measure the Depth of Meditation

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of scientists from Dongguk University announced the use of a “tactile stimulation distribution apparatus” to measure levels of focus and concentration, a method which the team expects can be applied to diagnose diseases such as ADHD, depression, and Alzheimer’s.  The apparatus uses small vibration motors attached to [...]

Adult ADHD Patients to Benefit from Health Insurance Coverage

Adult ADHD Patients to Benefit from Health Insurance Coverage

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting September 1, adult ADHD patients in Korea will be able to have their ADHD medication expenses partially covered by the national health insurance plan.  Attention deficiency hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, although largely perceived as a condition most prevalent in children and teenagers, is also becoming common among adults. [...]

If Your Kid is Suffering from ADHD, Try Horseback Riding

If Your Kid is Suffering from ADHD, Try Horseback Riding

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec 13 (Korea Bizwire) – According to a new research, the efficacy of horseback riding rehabilitation matches that of medications for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and is perhaps even stronger. The team led by professor Yu Sook Joung at Seoul Samsung Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic held a [...]