Let’s Learn Mental Health in Advance
Let’s Learn Mental Health in Advance
  • Kim Na-hyun
  • 승인 2024.05.27 12:03
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  The young (2030 generation) is suffering from mental health problems due to the rapid advancement of technology. For example, with the ability to save phone numbers, there is less pressure to remember essential information. In other cases, some have suffered previously undetected mental illness since childhood now being newly discovered. The Yeungnam Observer would like to introduce ‘Youngzheimer’s Disease’ and ‘Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’ (ADHD), which correspond to the above two points.
  ‘Youngzheimer’s’ is a form of digital dementia affecting the 2030 generation. It is a compound of ‘young’ and ‘Alzheimer’s’ disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease, usually seen in the old. However, symptoms of the diseases are also appearing in the young. Youngzheimer’s main symptom is forgetfulness. For example, recalling saved information or performing simple calculations becomes difficult. JOBKOREA and albamon surveyed individuals of the 2030 generation regarding forgetfulness. Of these, 43.9% showed forgetfulness symptoms. 53.3% of respondents said they considered themselves forgetful, and 29.9% said they were severely forgetful. One out of five individuals experienced job application failures due to forgetfulness.
  The cause of Youngzheimer’s, as perceived by individuals of the 2030 generation, is the excessive use of digital devices. As digital devices develop, substituting for memory storage and thought processing, our brains will degenerate our brains and reduce memory.
  A representative precautionary measure is the improvement of living habits. Efforts should be made to prevent brain function from deteriorating by developing the habit of taking notes and reading.
ADHD is the state that shows impulsiveness, excessive behavior, and lack of attention. It is a disorder that occurs often at a young age before adulthood. If ADHD is not treated during childhood, it continues to affect individuals into adulthood. Usually, symptoms develop as one begins one’s social life. The total number of ADHD cases increased fivefold in five years, from 9,488 to 139,696, according to the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service. The twenties increased from 7,610 to 33,627 and the thirties increased from 2,325 to 6,376.
  The cause is not yet clear. Experts recommend timely treatment. This is because it can cause fatal problems in social life. There is also a risk of developing comorbidities. Mood disorders and addiction are typical. It also increases the incidence of dementia according to a study. If adult ADHD is suspected, it is recommended to consult a nearby psychiatrist.


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