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One Third of Korean Fire Dept. Personnel Suffer From Mental Health Problems, But No One Seems to Care

One Third of Korean Fire Dept. Personnel Suffer From Mental Health Problems, But No One Seems to Care

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — In psychotherapy, one of the general principles is that an issue left unresolved will continue to be a recurring problem in the future. When looking at the current handwringing over the dearth of mental health care professionals for fire department personnel, it is apparent that psychological phenomena can also [...]

Calls for Postpartum Depression Treatment Intensifying as Horrifying Infant Killings Shock the Nation

Calls for Postpartum Depression Treatment Intensifying as Horrifying Infant Killings Shock the Nation

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Cases of maternal filicide (the killing of a child by their own parent) have raised shock, outrage, and concern across the nation. A large number of the “murders” are open-and-shut cases in that the mothers voluntarily called the police and 119 (emergency services) after causing the deaths of their children. What [...]

Over 8 in 10 South Koreans With Depression Aren’t Getting Treatment

Over 8 in 10 South Koreans With Depression Aren’t Getting Treatment

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Of more than 600,000 individuals with depression in South Korea, only 15 percent are getting professional treatment, a new mental health survey from the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) revealed yesterday. Experts say it’s most important for those suffering from a mental illness to disclose the condition to those [...]

Health Insurance to Cover Infertility Treatment and Medical Ultrasound for Liver

Health Insurance to Cover Infertility Treatment and Medical Ultrasound for Liver

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting in October, Korea’s national health insurance will include infertility treatment and liver ultrasonography, sparing patients from the burden of high medical expenses. Health insurance is also likely to expand to cover more treatment and therapy for mental illnesses.  The new policies were announced on Tuesday by the Health [...]