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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 [...]

Oriental Medicine for Obesity Treatment Effective Against Depression

Oriental Medicine for Obesity Treatment Effective Against Depression

DAEJEON, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A Korean traditional medicine used to treat obesity was found to be effective against depression. A research team from the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine said Wednesday that ‘Bang-pung-tong-seong-san,’ an oriental medicine used to treat obesity, is also effective against depression. In a experiment, the team observed that the [...]

‘Corona Blues’ More Prevalent Among Students from Low-income Households: Survey

‘Corona Blues’ More Prevalent Among Students from Low-income Households: Survey

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The so-called “corona blues,” or depressive symptoms arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, are more prevalent among students from low-income households. The Seoul Education Research and Information Institute conducted a survey of 19,884 students from elementary, middle, and high schools in the region, asking them about the difficulties they have [...]

1 in 10 Teenagers Have Considered Self-harm and Suicide in Pandemic Era: Survey

1 in 10 Teenagers Have Considered Self-harm and Suicide in Pandemic Era: Survey

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A considerable number of teenagers are facing depression and anxiety following the coronavirus outbreak, with 1 in 10 South Korean teenagers saying they have considered self-harm or even suicide, a survey showed Tuesday. The Korea Society for Traumatic Stress Studies conducted an online survey of 570 teenagers between 13 [...]

Acupuncture Helps Overcome Depression: Study

Acupuncture Helps Overcome Depression: Study

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Researchers from the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine said Thursday that they had discovered evidence through a series of animal experiments indicating that acupuncture helps overcome depression. Rats suffering from depression were divided into three groups, with one group receiving no medical treatment and the other receiving acupuncture. The [...]