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arrow Serotonin Transporter Gene Polymorphism is Associated with Antidepressant Response to Escitalopram in Multiethnic Malaysians with Major Depressive Disorder: A Preliminary Study

6-01-2014
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Authors: Tiong CP, Mohamed Z, Loke AC, Zainal NZ
Keywords: Serotonin Transporter Gene, Polymorphism, Psychopharmacogenetics, Pharmacogenetics
Abstract: Objective: This study investigates the relationship between antidepressant response to escitalopram and polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene promoter region (5-HTTLPR) in multi ethnic Malaysian patients with Major Depressive Disorder...
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arrow Depressive Symptoms Among Siblings of Paediatric Outpatients at University Malaya Medical Centre

2-01-2014
Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Authors: Jayanath S and Boey CM
Keywords: Depressive Symptoms, Siblings, Paediatric, Death of First Degree Relative
Abstract: Depressive symptoms exist within the paediatric population. Nonetheless, clear clinical manifestations are often absent in this group...
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arrow The Psychology of Illness

4-04-2013
Illness, whether acute or chronic, often impacts much more than just our physical health and well -being. The mind and body both play a role in coping with, recovering from, and preventing a wide range of illnesses, and there are often major ramifications for both if either sees major disruption. This relationship between our psychological selves and physical selves is often complex and, in some cases, is poorly understood, but that doesn't make it any less important or revelatory. What follows is an exploration of the multifaceted study of the psychology of illness, addressing the numerous ways our physical and mental well-being intersect, overlap, and influence one another.
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arrow The Journal of Mood Disorders (JMOOD)

6-06-2011
The Mood Disorders Section of Turkish Association for Psychopharmacology (TAP-MooDS) is proud to present a new product of its activities started in March 2010. Our new journal named "The Journal of Mood Disorders (JMOOD)" has been in publication over the internet as of today ( www.jmood.org ). In the JMOOD the priority will be given to experimental research articles in the basic and clinical sciences about all types of bipolar disorders, unipolar depression, dysthymia, and anxiety disorders and other disorders related to anxiety.
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arrow Key Challenges and Unmet Needs in Bipolar Disorder

26-08-2010
Bridging the Gap Between Healthcare Professionals and Patients - A Pilot Malaysian Study

Levels of awareness and understanding of mental health disorders and treatment in Malaysia are low. This is especially true for mental disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This situation is exacerbated by the: Social stigma placed on people with mental health disorders and cultural barriers Lack of adequate infrastructure and resources to deliver required counseling, therapy and patient care to mental health patients Under-reporting of mental health disorders in mainstream news media.

To date, there is no research-based insight on the challenges in understanding, diagnosing and treating mental health disorders or patients’ perspectives specifically in Malaysia. Hence, this Malaysian-centric study was designed to raise the understanding of one mental health disorder – bipolar disorder.

The survey covered four key areas: public awareness; diagnosis; treatment; and access to information.
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