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Researchers Develop Game-based Therapy Program for Children with Depression

Researchers Develop Game-based Therapy Program for Children with Depression

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Researchers from Seoul National University Hospital said Tuesday that they had developed a program that offers computer game-based cognitive behavioral therapy to children struggling with depression. This program consists of a series of training exercises including ones dedicated to overcoming depression, making friends, and promoting learning capacity, held twice [...]

1 in 4 Mild COVID-19 Patients Struggle with Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety

1 in 4 Mild COVID-19 Patients Struggle with Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that 1 in 4 asymptomatic or mild coronavirus patients quarantined at residential treatment centers are suffering from depressive symptoms. A research team from Seoul National University Hospital conducted a study on the psychological health of 107 COVID-19 patients quarantined at a residential treatment center [...]

‘Corona Blues’ Differ Depending on Job Level

‘Corona Blues’ Differ Depending on Job Level

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey showed that the ‘corona blues,’ referring to depression resulting from the onset of the coronavirus epidemic, take a different shape depending on an individual’s position at work. Employees in lower-level positions tended to have anxiety about their future, while those in higher level positions reported feeling [...]

More than Half of Infertile Couples and Pregnant Women at High Risk of Depression

More than Half of Infertile Couples and Pregnant Women at High Risk of Depression

SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent data shows that roughly 50 percent of infertile couples and pregnant women before and after delivery turned out to have a higher risk of suffering from depression. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, among 3,835 individuals who underwent consultations at depression counseling centers operating under the [...]

S. Korea Ofering Services to Address ‘Corona Blues’

S. Korea Ofering Services to Address ‘Corona Blues’

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has been offering a range of services to help people cope with stress and depression amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Tuesday. The move comes as an increasing number of South Koreans are suffering from the “corona blues,” which refers to depression caused by the coronavirus outbreak [...]

Full-time Homemakers Suffer from ‘Corona Blues’ amid Heavy Child-rearing Burden

Full-time Homemakers Suffer from ‘Corona Blues’ amid Heavy Child-rearing Burden

SEOUL, Sep. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — With the COVID-19 crisis dragging on for more than half a year, full-time homemakers are suffering from the so-called ‘corona blues’, which refers to depression caused by the pandemic. Many are suffering from higher stress and depression since their child-rearing burden has increased with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing their [...]