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arrow Cross-sectional Study of General Health Questionnaire Among University Students in Malaysia: A Reliability Study

4-11-2014
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Original Paper
Authors: Talwar P and Mohd Fadzil AR
Institution: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
Keywords: GHQ Factor Structure Alpha Reliability Sensitivity, Specificity
Abstract: Background: The General Health Questionnaire is a widely used scale to measure psychological distress. This scale is available in many languages. The original version comprised of 60 items. It is available in 30-items, 28-items, 20-items and 12-items. The shorter version is as good as the longer version of the scale.
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arrow Cannabis as a Risk Factor for Persistent and Severe Depression: A Case Report

24-10-2014
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Case Report
Authors: Khadijah Hasanah AA, Aida Harlina AR, Nik Ruzyanei NJ
Keywords: Cannabis, Depression, Suicidal Attempt
Abstract: Evidence linking cannabis use and depression remains inconsistent. Variations of clinical features were observed in those with history of cannabis use presented with affective symptoms.
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arrow Linking Personality Dimensions, Imprisonment Status and Type of Crime to Anxiety and Depression Among Prison Inmates

14-10-2014
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Original Paper
Authors: Koleoso ON and Osasona SO
Keywords: Personality Dimensions, Anxiety, Depression, Prison Inmates
Abstract: Objective: This study examined how inmates' personality, imprisonment status, and type of crime committed contribute to anxiety and depression in a sample of jail inmates in a Nigerian prison.
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arrow Substance Misuse Among Patients Having Schizophrenia and Its Effect on Their Clinical and Functional Status

14-10-2014
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Original Paper
Authors: Maheshwari SK, Sandhya G, Pratap S
Keywords: Substance Misuse, Current Users, Clinical Status, Functional Status, Schizophrenia
Abstract: Objective: Substance misuse is the most common co-morbid problem among schizophrenic patients which results in frequent relapses, high positive symptoms, cognitive impairment and poor outcome.
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arrow Integrating Psychiatric Assessment and Intervention in Managing Obesity in Malaysia

11-10-2014
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Editorial, Co-Editor, MJP
Authors: Nik Ruzyanei Nik Jaafar
Abstract: Obesity is a “multisystemic disease in disguise” that has risen to epidemic proportion in the last few decades. Malaysia is rated the highest in obesity among the Asian countries with a rate of 45.3%.
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arrow Clozapine-induced Constipation: A Case Report

8-09-2014
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Case Report
Authors: Teh YW, Teh EE, Russell V
Keywords: Clozapine, Side Effects, Constipation, Non-adherence
Abstract: Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication, used primarily as the drug of choice in treatment resistant schizophrenia. Despite its considerable advantages, clozapine’s licence is restricted because of its potential to induce agranulocytosis. Hence, white blood cell count monitoring is mandatory in patients receiving clozapine treatment.
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