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Longer Work Hours More Likely to Cause Depression or Suicidal Thoughts

Longer Work Hours More Likely to Cause Depression or Suicidal Thoughts

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Working extensive hours hurts not only physically, but also mentally, a recent study revealed. A research team from Soonchunhyang University Hospital conducted a survey of 14,625 men and women who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey held between 2013 and 2018, dividing them into groups based [...]

Depression Five Times More Widespread in Pandemic Era: Study

Depression Five Times More Widespread in Pandemic Era: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Depression has spread by a factor of five due to the pandemic, a study showed Monday. A research team from Chonnam National University Hospital conducted a survey of 1,492 general participants who had not been infected with COVID-19 and 646 nurses from university hospitals. Among the general participants, 20.9 [...]

Oriental Medicine for Obesity Treatment Effective Against Depression

Oriental Medicine for Obesity Treatment Effective Against Depression

DAEJEON, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A Korean traditional medicine used to treat obesity was found to be effective against depression. A research team from the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine said Wednesday that ‘Bang-pung-tong-seong-san,’ an oriental medicine used to treat obesity, is also effective against depression. In a experiment, the team observed that the [...]

‘Corona Blues’ More Prevalent Among Students from Low-income Households: Survey

‘Corona Blues’ More Prevalent Among Students from Low-income Households: Survey

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The so-called “corona blues,” or depressive symptoms arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, are more prevalent among students from low-income households. The Seoul Education Research and Information Institute conducted a survey of 19,884 students from elementary, middle, and high schools in the region, asking them about the difficulties they have [...]