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Younger Generation Suffers from Depression While Older Koreans Suffer from Anxiety

Younger Generation Suffers from Depression While Older Koreans Suffer from Anxiety

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that young South Koreans feel depressed, while older people are more likely to feel anxiety. Koo Hye-ran, a research professor at Seoul National University, analyzed the emotions of South Koreans through the framework of Baysian Network Analysis in her recently published paper, “A Nation [...]

Growing Depression Among S. Koreans in Their 50s and 60s as Society Ages

Growing Depression Among S. Koreans in Their 50s and 60s as Society Ages

SEOUL, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ perception of “well-being” improved slightly last year, but things were different for those in their 50s and 60s. Those excluded from the labor market and the community were more depressed than other age groups, and their satisfaction with life itself and income levels was also lower. As [...]

Urban Forests Decrease Symptoms of Depression by 18.7 pct

Urban Forests Decrease Symptoms of Depression by 18.7 pct

DAEJEON, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — People living in cities with vast urban forests are 18.7 percent less likely to suffer from depression than those living in a cities with fewer green spaces. According to the National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS) on Wednesday, Prof. Lee Jong-tae of Korea University evaluated 651,128 adults living in [...]

Twice the Risk of Depression Among Women When Domestic Violence Occurs

Twice the Risk of Depression Among Women When Domestic Violence Occurs

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team led by Prof. Cho Chang-soo and Prof. Han Kyu-man from Korea University College of Medicine announced on Monday that it had classified 1,003 people out of 9,217 married couples who had no symptoms of depression at the time of the survey but showed signs of depression [...]

Risk of Depression on the Rise among Emotional Labor, Service and Sales Workers

Risk of Depression on the Rise among Emotional Labor, Service and Sales Workers

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that so-called emotional laborers in the service and sales sectors showed an increased risk of depression. The study was conducted by a research team at Korea University based on a database of 2,055 individuals older than 19 years of age working in service and [...]

Male Retirees Twice as Likely to Suffer from Depression

Male Retirees Twice as Likely to Suffer from Depression

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that South Korean men are twice as likely to suffer from depression after retirement compared to women. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) revealed on Wednesday how retirement can affect the psychological health of individuals. The study showed that the CES-D, [...]

Study Shows Visceral Fat Can Increase Risk of Depression Among Women

Study Shows Visceral Fat Can Increase Risk of Depression Among Women

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study conducted by South Korean researchers has revealed that visceral fat increases the risk of depression among women. Prof. Cho Sung-jun and his team at Seoul National University Hospital studied the relationship between visceral fat and depression by looking into 7,238 patients who received treatment at the [...]

Higher Levels of Depression Among Emotional Laborers and Job Seekers

Higher Levels of Depression Among Emotional Laborers and Job Seekers

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed that job seekers and employed workers whose jobs require emotional labor (such as service and sales jobs) are more likely to have higher levels of worry and depression compared to workers in other categories. The report published by Statistics Korea yesterday via its periodical [...]

More Women Suffering Postnatal Depression: Data

More Women Suffering Postnatal Depression: Data

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of women suffering from postnatal depression more than doubled over the past two years, with less than half of those affected receiving treatment for the mood disorder, an opposition lawmaker said Friday, citing government data. Choi Do-ja, a lawmaker of the minor opposition Bareunmirae Party, said 68,972 [...]

Busan Launches Depression Prevention and Treatment Program

Busan Launches Depression Prevention and Treatment Program

BUSAN, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Municipal authorities in Busan have come up with a measure to help prevent so-called ‘lonely deaths’ in single-person households. Officials at Busan Metropolitan City Hall announced yesterday that they were establishing a pilot project that would check members of single-person households for depression in addition to providing treatment and [...]