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Pandemic Era Leads to Less Intensive Exercise, Heavier Stress and Depressive Symptoms

Pandemic Era Leads to Less Intensive Exercise, Heavier Stress and Depressive Symptoms

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Fewer people exercise regularly and more people are experiencing stress or depressive symptoms following the coronavirus outbreak, research showed Wednesday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency conducted a study on adults over 19 years of age between 2019 and 2021, which showed that indices related to their physical [...]

Over 3 in 10 Out-of-school Children at Risk of Suicide: Survey

Over 3 in 10 Out-of-school Children at Risk of Suicide: Survey

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More than three in 10 children out of school have been suffering depression, being at risk of possibly taking one’s own life, a survey showed Wednesday. The National Youth Policy Institute (NYPI) found through a survey that 35 percent and 29 percent of out-of-school children were experiencing depression and [...]

Longer Work Hours More Likely to Cause Depression or Suicidal Thoughts

Longer Work Hours More Likely to Cause Depression or Suicidal Thoughts

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Working extensive hours hurts not only physically, but also mentally, a recent study revealed. A research team from Soonchunhyang University Hospital conducted a survey of 14,625 men and women who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey held between 2013 and 2018, dividing them into groups based [...]

Depression Five Times More Widespread in Pandemic Era: Study

Depression Five Times More Widespread in Pandemic Era: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Depression has spread by a factor of five due to the pandemic, a study showed Monday. A research team from Chonnam National University Hospital conducted a survey of 1,492 general participants who had not been infected with COVID-19 and 646 nurses from university hospitals. Among the general participants, 20.9 [...]