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arrow Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Neurosyphilis: A Case Report

31-03-2017
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Case Report
Authors: Abdul Taib NI1, Seed HF1, Yeoh CM1, Thong KS2
Keywords: Neurosyphilis, Neuropsychiatry, Malaysia
Abstract: Neurosyphilis has been known to present with wide array of neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms. However little is known of the severity of its manifestations especially in our Malaysia setting. We are reporting a case of a middle-aged ex-military Malay man who contracted neurosyphilis during active service and since then had severe neuropsychiatric symptoms which caused deterioration in his activities of daily living skills which warrants constant supervision.
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arrow A Systematic Narrative Synthesis of Psychosocial Interventions to Enhance Insight in Schizophrenia

27-03-2017
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Original Paper
Authors: Joseph B1, Muralidhar D2, Varambally S2, Kumar D3
Keywords: Insight, Awareness, Psychosocial Intervention, Schizophrenia
Abstract: Objective: To systematically review and appraise the studies of existing psychosocial interventions focused on improving insight in schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Methods: Electronic data sources used in PubMed from 2004 to 2017 to explore the Randomized Controlled Trials on insight. Results: A total number of 2124 studies were found with MeSH terms and finally 24 studies were included in the review.
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arrow Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, December 2015, Vol. 24, No. 2

17-03-2017
Please note that the latest journal issue Volume 24, No 2, 2015 has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
MPA Members can login and download the full issue here in MPA's website or download it from the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry (MJP) e-Journal website www.mjpsychiatry.org.
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arrow The Diagnostic Conundrum: Neuropsychiatry Manifestation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

28-02-2017
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Case Report
Authors: Panirselvam RR1, Ramly SS2, Harun NA3
Institution: 1Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health, Hospital Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
2Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health, Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim, Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia
3Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health, Hospital Selayang, Selangor, Malaysia
Keywords: Neuropsychiatry, SLE, Autoimmune
Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a debilitating and chronic autoimmune disease which strikes insidiously. The disease currently has a prevalence of 43/ 100 000 individuals in Malaysia. The presentation of the disease is varied resulting in delay in diagnosis and onset of complications prior to management. The disease commonly presents as joint pain and cutaneous manifestations. Neuropsychiatric presentation accounts for 24% of symptoms during onset of illness.
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arrow Features of Parasuicide Cases Presented to Hospital Melaka in Year 2015 - “A Wake-up Call”

17-02-2017
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Original Paper
Authors: Kumar PR & Vincent SD
Institution: Department of Psychiatry, Melaka General Hospital, Melaka, Malaysia
Keywords: Parasuicide, Features, Melaka
Abstract: Objective: This study aimed to collect data on features of parasuicide cases presented to Hospital Melaka from January to December 2015. Methods: This was a descriptive study with retrospective review of medical records of parasuicide cases that were warded for observation in Hospital Melaka from January to December 2015. Data collected included sociodemographic factors, previous attempts, methods implicated and reasons for parasuicide which were presented in descriptive statistics.
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arrow The Psychometric Properties of The Malay Version Positive Emotion Rating Scale (PERS-M)

16-02-2017
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Original Paper
Authors: Mohamed FA1, Ng CG2, Ong LY1
Institution: 1Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta, 31250 Tanjung Rambutan, Perak, Malaysia
22Department of Psychological Medicine, University Malaya Medical Centre, Lembah Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Keywords: Positive Emotion, Depression, Psychometric Properties, Instrument
Abstract: Positive emotion is often neglected in the depressed patients due to the lack of assessment tool. Positive Emotion Rating Scale (PERS) is a newly invented self-report questionnaire, nevertheless has an impressive psychometric properties. Objective: The aim of this study was to study the psychometric properties of the Malay version PERS (PERS-M), in order to facilitate its use in the local setting.
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