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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 [...]

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 [...]