South Korea Mental Health Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"1 in 4 South Koreans Experience a Mental Health Disorder in their Lifetime."

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"The prevalence of mental illnesses, including mood disorders, anxiety, and substance abuse, is estimated to be 27.6%."

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"In South Korea, only 15% of those with mental health disorders seek professional help."

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"South Korea has the second-highest suicide rate in the world and suicide is the leading cause of death for individuals aged 10-39."

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"Only 23% of Koreans affected by mental illness received any form of treatment."

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"Approximately 6.9% of the South Korean population suffers from a depressive disorder."

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"The most common mental disorders in South Korea are depression and alcohol dependence."

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"The lifetime prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among South Korean adults was estimated to be 2.7%."

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"70% of mental health patients in South Korea do not receive regular follow-up care."

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"In the older Korean population, 6.6% reported suffering from anxiety disorders."

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"South Korea has a lower psychiatrist-to-population ratio than most developed countries."

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"Only 15.3% of South Korean elderly with dementia receive formal care services."

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"Among the adult population, females had significantly higher prevalence rates in any anxiety, depressive and panic disorder than males."

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"There is a societal stigma in South Korea that prevents many from seeking help for their mental health problems."

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"South Koreans work the second-longest hours in the OECD and it causes significant stress and other mental health issues."

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