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arrow Head Heaviness - A Purview of Possible Diagnoses

27-02-2015
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Case Report
Authors: Ng CG and Kanagasundram S
Keywords: Headache, Depression, Encephalomalacia, Heaviness
Abstract: A 61 year old Indian man presented with clinical depression after a long-standing of “head heaviness”. Looking through the literatures, there is scant information on the subjective complaint of “a heavy head” despite it being a very common encounter at many primary care clinics.
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arrow Prevalence of Depression in Cancer Patients: A Review on the Comparison Between Different Regions

27-02-2015
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Review Paper
Authors: Ng CG and Zainal NZ
Keywords: Prevalence, Depression, Cancer, Cultural Influence
Abstract: Introduction: Depression is the most common psychological sequelae in cancer patients. It is challenging to diagnose depression in cancer patients. Furthermore, the presentation is influenced by the patients’ cultural background. Objectives: This literature review aims to determine the prevalence of depression in cancer patients across regions of different cultural background.
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arrow Trauma and Traumatic Stress: The Long-term Effects of Childhood Traumatic Stress

6-02-2015
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Brief Communication
Authors: Dar MA, Wani RA, Margoob MA, Hussain A, Rather YH, Chandel RK, Shah MS, Shah IA, Malla AA
Keywords: Trauma, Children, Depression, Effects
Abstract: Trauma and trauma related stress is an age old phenomenon. Much research has come up regarding the characterization and effects of trauma. Recently focus has been on the long-term effects of trauma. Both retrospective and prospective research is being carried out to study the trauma-effect relationship.
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arrow Depression and Coping Strategies Used by Postnatal Mothers During the Postpartum Period

20-01-2015
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Original Article
Authors: Norliza J, Siti Khuzaimah AS, Emad AS, Norimah S
Keywords: Depression, Coping Strategies, Postnatal Mothers, Postpartum Period
Abstract: The objective of this study is to evaluate the depression and coping strategies used by postnatal mothers during the postpartum period.This study used cross-sectional design and was conducted at the University Malaya Medical Centre from November 2013 to January 2014.
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arrow Auditory Hallucination in an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Adolescent

19-01-2015
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Case Report
Authors: Khadijah HAA, Seed HF, Lee VY, Wan Salwina WI
Keywords: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Auditory Hallucination, Psychosis, Schizophrenia
Abstract: Although comorbidity of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) with schizophrenia is well-established, the occurrence of psychotic symptoms especially hallucinations with OCD still requires further studies. We report a case of a child with OCD who experienced auditory hallucination with the recurrence of his OCD symptoms and the management involved. We discussed the possible differentials when auditory hallucinations occur in the context of OCD.
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arrow A Study of Quality of Life in Patients Suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Comparison to Patients Suffering from Major Depressive Disorder

19-01-2015
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Original Article
Authors: Sheikh-Ahmad A, Muhammad-Firdosi M, Rather YH, Margoob MA, Bashir N
Keywords: PTSD, MDD, Co-Morbidity, Quality of Life, Trauma, Conflict
Abstract: Introduction: There has been a growing interest in the knowledge about how post traumatic stress disorder affects functioning and the quality of life (QoL). This has been prompted by the concerns about the survivors of current wars and disasters, man-made and natural. Kashmir has witnessed both political conflict and natural disasters over the last three decades.
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