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Korean's tend to consider both kinds of symptoms as signs of "physiological disharmony" and sickness. Mental illness is associated with negative perception. Korean families experience strong feelings of family shame and social stigma. The concept of counseling or sharing one's problems outside the family is foreign...
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The concept of counseling or sharing one's problems outside the family is foreign. This results in a delay of seeking help until the situation has reached an emergency state. Treatment of mental illness disorders includes preference for magic-religious therapies, use of health foods, and advice from shamans (spiritual folk healers)...
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