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Businesses Introduce Products, Services to Overcome ‘Corona Blues’

Businesses Introduce Products, Services to Overcome ‘Corona Blues’

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of South Koreans are becoming depressed as they suffer from the effects of the so-called ‘corona blues,’ a depressive phenomenon caused by a lack of outdoor activities due to the coronavirus outbreak. The ‘corona blues’ refers to a depressive symptom for staying indoors for too long. [...]

S. Korean Women Up in Arms over Discrimination and Misogynist Hate Crimes

S. Korean Women Up in Arms over Discrimination and Misogynist Hate Crimes

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Women in South Korea have higher levels of resentment, depression and anger compared to men. The average “frustration” scale was 2.64 out of 4, according to a survey of 5,000 adult men and women in the country by the Korean Women’s Development Institute. Broken down by gender, the “frustration” [...]

33 pct of Foreign Migrants Have Suicidal Thoughts Due to Fatigue

33 pct of Foreign Migrants Have Suicidal Thoughts Due to Fatigue

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Some of the foreign migrants who have received counseling due to psychological problems while living in Korea have considered taking their own life, according to a recent survey. According to an analysis by Do Min-jung, head of the YOU&ME Institute of Psychological Counseling, from October 2016 to the present, [...]

Socially Inactive Seniors Four Times More Likely to Suffer from Depression

Socially Inactive Seniors Four Times More Likely to Suffer from Depression

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that solitary seniors not engaging in any social activity are four times more likely to suffer from depression than those who do. A joint research team from Asan Medical Center and the Pyeongchang Public Health Center conducted a study of 408 senior citizens who [...]