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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 [...]

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, [...]