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    Med J Malaysia, 1964 Sep;19:1-2.
    PMID: 14240056
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health*
  2. Momtaz YA, Hamid TA, Haron SA, Bagat MF
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr, 2016 Mar-Apr;63:85-91.
    PMID: 26627531 DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2015.11.001
    Flourishing is a relatively new concept in positive psychology that considers hedonic and eudaimonic aspects of well-being. The current study aims to identify the prevalence and socio-demographic and health factors associated with flourishing among older Malaysians.
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health
  3. Mohd Sidik S
    ISBN: 978-967-344-655-1
    Citation: Mohd Sidik S. Mental Health in the Community - Malaysia: A 20-Year Journey of a Family Medicine Consultant. Serdang: Universiti Pura Malaysia Press; 2017
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health
  4. Yeoh OH
    Med J Malaysia, 1979 Jun;33(4):289-93.
    PMID: 522738
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health Services/manpower; Mental Health Services/utilization*
  5. Chang KH, Horrocks S
    Int J Nurs Pract, 2008 Oct;14(5):383-90.
    PMID: 18808539 DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2008.00702.x
    A lot of research carried out within the context of mental-health nursing using qualitative data collection tools claims that it is hermeneutical, with usually just a short section describing the hermeneutical methodology as though it is a very broad philosophical approach. Criticisms of the latter approach more often than not concentrate on the level of the data collection tools without getting to grips with the underlying hermeneutical philosophy. This paper examines the difference between methodological and ontological hermeneutics and then gives an example of a piece of research using the latter approach. It is then argued that criticisms of the hermeneutical approach usually only concentrate on methodological hermeneutics with the consequence that they seriously misapply their criticisms if the research is using ontological hermeneutics.
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health*
  6. Ho RC, Ho CS, Khan N, Kua EH
    BJPsych international, 2015 May;12(2):42-44.
    PMID: 29093849
    This article summarises the development of mental health legislation in Singapore in three distinctive periods: pre-1965; 1965-2007 and 2007 onwards. It highlights the origin of mental health legislation and the relationship between mental health services and legislation in Singapore. The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act 2008 and Mental Capacity Act 2008 are described in detail.
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health; Mental Health Services
  7. Ho BKW
    Family Physician, 1994;6:29-35.
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health
  8. Javaid MU, Isha ASN, Sabir AA, Ghazali Z, Nübling M
    Biomed Res Int, 2018;2018:9563714.
    PMID: 29568773 DOI: 10.1155/2018/9563714
    Psychosocial risks are considered as a burning issue in the Asia-Pacific region. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of psychosocial work environment factors on health of petrochemical industry workers of Malaysia. In lieu to job demands-resources theory, significant positive associations were found between quantitative demands, work-family conflict, and job insecurity with stress, while a significant negative association of role clarity as a resource factor with stress was detected. We also found that quantitative demands were significantly associated with the mean arterial pressure (MAP). Multistage sampling procedure was used to collect study sample. Structural Equation Modeling was used to identify relationship between the endogenous and exogenous variables. Finally, the empirically tested psychosocial work environment model will further help in providing a better risk assessment in different industries and enterprises.
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health
    Med J Malaya, 1954 Sep;9(1):1-45.
    PMID: 13213452
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health*
  10. Azhar MZ
    Med J Malaysia, 2002 Dec;57 Suppl E:34-6.
    PMID: 12733191
    Mental health is becoming an important issue. Several local and international studies have proven that the incidence of mental illness is on the rise. Doctors have also been able to make more accurate diagnoses and treat mental disorders more reliably with the aid of recent research and newer drugs. As such it is necessary for the medical curricula to respond to this shift. Medical students must now be exposed to new psychiatric disorders and ways of managing them. The time spent in psychiatry and the mode of teaching must also be revised and modified to the current needs of patients.
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health*
  11. Izutsu T, Tsutsumi A, Minas H, Thornicroft G, Patel V, Ito A
    Lancet Psychiatry, 2015 Dec;2(12):1052-4.
    PMID: 26613844 DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00457-5
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health*
  12. Tsutsumi A, Izutsu T, Ito A, Thornicroft G, Patel V, Minas H
    Lancet Psychiatry, 2015 Aug;2(8):679-680.
    PMID: 26249285 DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00278-3
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health*
  13. Minas H, Izutsu T, Tsutsumi A, Kakuma R, Lopez AD
    Lancet Psychiatry, 2015 Mar;2(3):199-201.
    PMID: 26359888 DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(14)00124-2
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health Services*
  14. Lee, Toh Chin, Ng, Chong Guan, Benedict Francis, Tan, Shean Yen
    We are aware of the shortage of psychiatrists in Malaysia.
    However, there is no formal report on the distribution and ratio of
    psychiatrists in each state in Malaysia. We aim to do a detailed count of the
    number of psychiatrists in the country. Methods: We obtained the figures for
    the psychiatrists practicing in the government, private and university settings
    by accessing the Ministry of Health database, information from the
    Malaysian Psychiatric Association, Malaysian Mental Health Association,
    National Specialist Register and websites of the respective Universities. The
    total number and ratio of psychiatrists per 100,000 population are calculated.
    Results: There was a total of 410 registered psychiatrists in Malaysia in the
    private universities, private clinics, public universities and government
    hospitals. The state with the highest number of psychiatrists is Wilayah
    Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur with a total of 94 psychiatrists which has a ratio
    of 5.24 per 100, 000 population followed by Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
    with 3.38 per 100,000 population. The states with the least ratio of
    psychiatrists are Sabah with 0.54 and Kedah with 0.55 per 100, 000
    population. Conclusion: There is a discrepancy in the geographical
    distribution of psychiatrists in Malaysia. People living in larger, urban states
    have better access to mental health care whereas the smaller states face a
    serious lack of psychiatrists. More effort should be taken to improve mental
    healthcare in Malaysia as recommended by WHO with one psychiatrist for
    every 10, 000 population.
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health; Mental Health Associations
  15. Wong YX, Khan TM, Wong ZJ, Ab Rahman AF, Jacob SA
    Community Ment Health J, 2020 01;56(1):88-98.
    PMID: 31667692 DOI: 10.1007/s10597-019-00496-4
    The aim of this study was to assess community pharmacists' (CPs) perceptions toward mental healthcare, and the barriers faced in providing pharmaceutical care (PC) services to these patients. A 40-item survey was posted to CPs. Ninety-six pharmacists participated. The majority (84.2%) agreed there is a role for CPs to play in mental health care, while approximately 60% agreed it is their responsibility to provide PC to these patients. The biggest barrier to providing this service is the lack of knowledge, cited by close to 50% of respondents. This corresponds with the revelation that close to 60% believe that they have a poor or fair understanding of mental disorders. About 30% of respondents said they do not stock psychotropic drugs at all, mainly due to medico-legal reasons, and low prescription requests. Our findings highlight the need for more training of CPs in managing patients with mental disorders.
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health; Mental Health Services
  16. Dahlan R, Abd Ghani MN, Yahaya R, Tuan Hadi TS
    London J Prim Care (Abingdon), 2018;10(4):113-117.
    PMID: 30083245 DOI: 10.1080/17571472.2018.1484318
    This study aims to provide an overview of mental health problems of children and adolescents in Malaysia in general and the state of Terengganu in particular. It also highlights the challenges and the opportunities in the establishment of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). CAMHS in Malaysia are developing slowly but have not reached the standards found in developed countries. Significant improvements are needed to ensure that the service can provide optimal help to children and adolescent as well as their families. Constraining factors such as a lack of trained workers, limited financial resources for training and inadequate facilities are among the challenges. Despite all these challenges, specific strategies are required to optimally utilise the potential existing resources. The Ministry of Health initiatives in creating and implementing the national mental health policy and increasing mental health awareness campaigns for children and adolescents are of paramount importance. To overcome the lack of resources in the implementation of CAMH services, in-service education and training, integration of mental health services with the existing primary health care facilities and cultivation of cooperative and communicative networks between primary care professionals, mental health workers and other relevant agencies are crucial steps.
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health; Mental Health Services
  17. Nurasikin Mohamad Shariff, Lee, Siew Pien
    People with mental health problem in Malaysia require access to spiritual care from their mental health services. However, the literature, which is dominated by Western scholars, brings the broad conception of spirituality into debate, which does not fit the paradigm of the religious worldview in countries such as Malaysia. This paper provides a narrative overview of the tensions inherent in the concept of spirituality as delivered in the literature. It begins a discussion on the place of spirituality in mental health care while highlighting the problematic concept of spirituality currently seen in the literature. This paper thus provides recommendations for future research on the need for particularising the concept of spirituality within mental healthcare in Malaysia.
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health; Mental Health Services
  18. Khan NN, Yahya B, Abu Bakar AK, Ho RC
    BJPsych international, 2015 May;12(2):40-42.
    PMID: 29093848
    The Malaysian Mental Health Act 2001 did not come into effect until the Mental Health Regulations 2010 came into force. The Act provides a framework for the delivery of comprehensive care, treatment, control, protection and rehabilitation of those with mental disorders. The Act governs the establishment of private and government psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric nursing homes and community mental health centres. This paper outlines the provisions of the Act and the Regulations.
    Matched MeSH terms: Community Mental Health Centers; Mental Health
  19. Tseng WS, Ebata K, Kim KI, Krahl W, Kua EH, Lu Q, et al.
    Int J Soc Psychiatry, 2001;47(1):8-23.
    PMID: 11322408
    Remarkable improvements in economic conditions and a considerable upgrade in the quality of life have been observed in many parts of Asia during the past several decades. At the same time, many mental health challenges face the people of Asia. Various social mental health indexes are reviewed here, with available data from China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and other Asian societies. The data are compared with data from the United States, Australia in the Pacific Rim, and some other Western countries to examine patterns of similarity or difference between East and West in the process of modernization. Common trends in mental health issues associated with rapid sociocultural change observed in different Asian societies are discussed, as well as the relative shortage of mental health personnel available in many Asian societies. It is emphasized that, in addition to expanding psychiatric services, there is an even more urgent need to promote mental health knowledge and concern through education in the general population. Mental health needs to be cultivated and maintained by social forces and cultural strengths. It is stressed that there is a challenge for Asian people to advance mental health beyond economic development in the 21st century.
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health Services/organization & administration*; Mental Health Services/standards; Mental Health Services/trends
  20. Hanizam AG, Teoh HJ
    Family Physician, 2003;12:41-46.
    Caring for an elderly person is not an easy job and it requires understanding, patience, tolerance, full attention and dedication on the part of the caregiver. The effects on the caregiver in terms of his mental, emotional, physical and financial aspects are tremendous. Due to all these stresses, the caregiver's mental health would possibly be affected. This study explored the relationship between the mental and physical health of the elderly person and the caregiver, in forty-three elderly persons and their caregivers. Analyses of the results indicated that the caregivers' burden was related to their mental health status. In addition, the elderly persons' depressive symptoms, memory and behavior problems were the two main causes of these caregivers' burden.
    Matched MeSH terms: Mental Health
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