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Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry
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ISSN (Print) 2232-0385
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  • The compilation of the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry (December 2021,
           Vol. 30, No. 2)

    • Authors: admin mjp
      Abstract: Editorial
      “Code Black” Movement in Malaysia: The Psychological RepercussionsOriginal Paper
      Experience of Mindfulness Programme for Nurses at a Hospital in Kelantan, Malaysia: A Qualitative Study
      The Psychometric Properties of a Malay Language Version of the Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness (ISMI) Scale (ISMI-BM)
      Analysis of Mediating effect of Depression on the Association Between Self-Esteem and Eating Attitude: A Study Among Female StudentsCase Report
      Cardiac Effects of Lithium Therapy: Tailoring Treatment Decisions
      Trichotillomania with Trichophagia Complicated with Intestinal Obstruction Secondary to Trichobezoars Treated with Antidepressant: A Case Report of Rapunzel Syndrome
      Olanzapine Induced Somnambulism: A Case Report
      Late Onset of Schizophrenia-like Psychosis with Incidental Finding of Cavum Vergae: A Rare Case Report
      A Case Series Describing the Tale of ‘The Magic Mushroom’; An Increasing Trend of Psychedelic Misuse Among Substance Abusers in Terengganu
      Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Tricks Everyone: A Diagnostic Challenge
      Psychosocial Intervention in Person with Somatization Disorder: A Case StudyBrief Communication
      Teaching Undergraduate Psychiatry During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Learning Experiences
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      PubDate: 2021-09-15
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • “Code Black” Movement in Malaysia: The Psychological
           Repercussions

    • Authors: Ng Chong Guan, Siew Weng Hou
      Pages: 1 - 3
      Abstract: Code black, a hospital emergency code, is conventionally activated during a hospital bomb threat. The recent ‘Code black’ online movement in Malaysia, initiated by the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) Section Concerning House Officers, Medical Officers, and Specialists (SCHOMOS), calls for an urgent reformation from the Malaysian government on the job security and welfare of contract HCWs. Reasons cited include junior medical officers (MO) are, since the sudden switching to contract hire basis in December 2016, deprived from having an equal benefit as compared to their permanent counterparts, lacking of transparent criteria for permanent position and hence prohibited from further undergoing postgraduate specialization training without a permanent position. Subsequently, junior MOs are venturing into the private sector or overseas for specialization training, leading to the exacerbation of HCWs brain drain in Malaysia.

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      PubDate: 2021-07-19
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Experience of Mindfulness Programme for Nurses at a Hospital in Kelantan,
           Malaysia: A Qualitative Study

    • Authors: Izyan Shazwani Khairuddin, Nor Asyikin Fadzil, Asrenee Ab Razak, Cheng Kar Phang
      Pages: 4 - 16
      Abstract: Objectives: Mindfulness programmes have been reported to be effective in reducing stress for nurses. This study aimed to explore the experiences of practising mindfulness among our local nurses and to understand what shaped their experiences in practising mindfulness, and how this affects their practice of mindfulness at workplace.

      Methods: This was a basic interpretive qualitative study via focus group discussions for nurses at a teaching hospital in Kelantan, Malaysia. The nurses had completed a three-month mindfulness programme. Three focus group discussions comprising five participants in each group were conducted at different times between August 2019 and January 2020. The data were analysed using thematic analysis.

      Results: Three themes emerged from the data: ‘activating change in perception, ‘nurturing self-empowerment’ and ‘not a norm’. Through their experiences in practising mindfulness, the nurses experienced changes in their perceptions of stress and being self-empowered in emotion regulation. However, challenges in sustaining the mindfulness practice arose due to it being new to the local culture.

      Conclusions: Mindfulness programmes are feasible to be practised among nurses but regular practice was difficult to be achieved, hence limiting the actual benefits of the programmes. Focus needs to be directed towards normalising mindfulness practice as the new culture in nurses’ working environments and incorporating cultural values and spiritual needs based on the local context for it to be better accepted and practised. 

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      PubDate: 2021-06-04
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • The Psychometric Properties of a Malay Language Version of the
           Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness (ISMI) Scale (ISMI-BM)

    • Authors: Naemah binti Abdul Rahim, Aili binti Hanim Hashim, Ng Chong Guan, Chong Siew Koon
      Pages: 17 - 26
      Abstract: Introduction: This study examined the psychometric properties of a Malay translated version of Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness scale (ISMI-BM).

      Methods: 120 participants attending outpatient psychiatric clinic in University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) were recruited in this study. The participants have completed socio-demographic questionnaire, ISMI Scale (both English and Malay version), Discrimination and Stigma scale (DISC-12) and Rosernberg Self-Esteem scale. Prior, ethical approval was acquired from the UMMC Medical Ethics Committee. The internal consistency of the Malay version of ISMI was assessed using the Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. Spearman correlation (r) was used to examine the parallel reliability between Malay version of ISMI with the original version of ISMI; and the concurrent validity between Malay version of ISMI with DISC-12 and Rosenberg Self-esteem scale. Statistical analysis was performed using Statistical package for Social Science (SPSS) version 22.0 software.

      Results: Our result showed that Malay version of ISMI scale has impressive internal consistency with high Cronbach alpha of 0.91. The study also demonstrated good parallel form reliability. ISMI-BM also significantly correlated with factors of DISC-12; DISC Overcoming Stigma (r = -0.32, p<0.01) and DISC Positive Treatment (r= -0.21, p<0.05) and Rosernberg Self-Esteem scale (r=0.50, p <0.01).

      Conclusion: The ISMI-BM demonstrated good validity and reliability that generally justified its use in routine clinical practice in Malaysia.

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      PubDate: 2021-06-29
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Analysis of Mediating effect of Depression on the Association Between
           Self-Esteem and Eating Attitude: A Study Among Female Students

    • Authors: Prashanth Talwar, Keshava Pai
      Pages: 27 - 37
      Abstract: Objective: Research indicates there is a link between self-esteem, depression and eating disorders. Studies point toward depression as the intervening variable in the relationship between self-esteem and eating disorders. The main objective of this study was to see whether low self-esteem has an impact on eating attitude through the mediator depression among female students.

      Method: Convenience sampling technique was employed in this cross-sectional study wherein bilingual versions of Rosenberg’s Self Esteem Scale, Becks Depression Scale, and the Eating Attitude Test were administered to 217 female university students. Before conducting this study written informed consent was taken from the respondents. Participation was voluntary.  Statistical analyses were conducted using Path analysis. Sobel test was done to confirm the mediating effect.

      Results: Simple mediation analysis depicted that the association between self-esteem and eating attitude was reduced from total effect (c; = -.513, p = .008), but remained significant after including depression into the model (c'; = -.409, p = .007), direct effect. This indicates partial mediation of the model. Therefore, it could be inferred that depression partially mediated the relationship between self-esteem and eating attitude.

      Conclusion: The present findings are consistent with extant research literature, in proposing that depression increases the risk for eating disorders. These findings warrant further investigation into the clinical characteristics of eating disorders and therapeutic optimism.

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      PubDate: 2021-07-29
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Cardiac Effects of Lithium Therapy: Tailoring Treatment Decisions

    • Authors: Prem Kumar Chandrasekaran, Lew Choey Yee, Tan Wei Jun, Shanker Vinayagamoorthy
      Pages: 38 - 45
      Abstract: Lithium is invaluable in the management of bipolar disorders and treatment-resistant depression. However, its narrow therapeutic-toxicity index warrants regular monitoring of its serum level. It is also associated with cardiac complications at both therapeutic and toxic levels and even with abnormalities present on electrocardiogram (ECG), patients can present asymptomatically, emphasising the need for regular ECG. Females from the older age group are additionally more prone to developing hypothyroidism which can cause sinus node dysfunction, hence thyroid function too needs to be monitored. Polypharmacy and drug-drug interactions may also increase the level of serum lithium, leading to side-effects and lithium toxicity. We present two cases of cardiac complications of lithium therapy whereby treatment options differed and fortunately worked to the benefit of both patients. 

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      PubDate: 2021-06-04
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Trichotillomania with Trichophagia Complicated with Intestinal Obstruction
           Secondary to Trichobezoars Treated with Antidepressant: A Case Report of
           Rapunzel Syndrome

    • Authors: Chong Siew Koon, Khor Eleen
      Pages: 46 - 49
      Abstract: Trichotillomania with trichophagia is a bizarre psychiatric condition which is rarely reported. Trichobezoar on the other hand has been seen in various surgical reports. It is uncommon to encounter these conditions presenting concurrently. Trichotillomania which is a focus of this case report is a chronic, mental disease of impulse control, characterized by repetitive, compulsive, and self-induced hair pulling. It can occur at any age but is observed more often in adolescents, with a strong predominance in females. Diagnosis of trichotillomania may be difficult, and its effective treatment challenging. This is a case report regarding a rare case of all three conditions occurring simultaneously; of a young girl of native origin who had the recurrent urge to pull her hair and consume it. She developed two episodes of intestinal obstructions consequent to the trichobezoars which was secondary to the uncontrolled hair consumption. She had to undergo two separate laparotomies to relieve the obstruction.
      PubDate: 2021-06-10
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Olanzapine Induced Somnambulism: A Case Report

    • Authors: Yap Kaysen, Ng Vi Vien
      Pages: 50 - 53
      Abstract: Parasomnia is a disorder of arousal that can be classified as either non-rapid eye movement (NREM) or rapid eye movement (REM) parasomnia. Somnambulism is an example of NREM parasomnia. There are observations that suggest a complex association between parasomnia, co-morbid mental illness and use of antipsychotics. In this case report, we observe the possibility of Olanzapine-induced somnambulism in a patient with schizophrenia and the resolution of somnambulism after Olanzapine was withdrawn.

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      PubDate: 2021-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Late Onset of Schizophrenia-like Psychosis with Incidental Finding of
           Cavum Vergae: A Rare Case Report

    • Authors: Chong Siew Koon, Tuan Sharipah bt Tuan Hadi
      Pages: 54 - 57
      Abstract: Cavum vergae is a rare and often coincidental finding in several cases of late onset Schizophrenia as well as psychosis due to organic causes presenting in elderly patients. Cavum septum pellucidum (CSP) and cavum vergae (CV) have separately and together been described with an association with an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders and psychosis. Unfortunately, there is scant literature on the psychopathological significance of CV, and even fewer reports of isolated CV in late onset psychosis.Please click PDF below to download the full paper...
      PubDate: 2021-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • A Case Series Describing the Tale of ‘The Magic Mushroom’; An
           Increasing Trend of Psychedelic Misuse Among Substance Abusers in
           Terengganu

    • Authors: Chong Siew Koon, Tuan Sharipah binti Tuan Hadi, Izatt Syafieq bin Abd Rashad, Ruzila binti Ali
      Pages: 58 - 62
      Abstract: Hallucinogens comprise of a vast amount of substances such as Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, Phenylcyclidine PCP, naturally occurring alkaloid like Belladona and even mushrooms such as psylocybins. Usage of these substances can be traced back to antiquity, serving various purpose such as spiritual rites or even recreational purposes. However, in the modern era, teenagers appear to be in favor of designer drugs such as amphetamine type stimulants and more addictive substances such as opiates. Recently, there has been a resurgence of such cases in Terengganu where several patients had been reported to be using psychedelic compounds in the form of hallucinogenic mushrooms. 

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      PubDate: 2021-07-27
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Tricks Everyone: A Diagnostic Challenge

    • Authors: Santhiya Devadas, Sin Mei Yang, Tan Huey Jing
      Pages: 63 - 70
      Abstract: Anti-NMDAR encephalitis is second most commonest encephalitis after acute demyelinating encephalitis. It has been under recognised in our practice and the clinical presentation which may vary, poses a diagnostic challenge to the clinicians, especially to psychiatrists due to the prominent neuropsychiatric manifestation encompassing the disorder. This is a report of 2 cases of Anti-NMDAR encephalitis diagnosed in psychiatry ward who presented with prominent neuropsychiatric sign and symptoms. The male patient had prodromal viral flu like illness, aggressive and disorganised behaviour with visual hallucination and persecutory delusion for 2 days and subsequently developed abnormal movements. On the other hand, the lady presented with difficulties sleeping, auditory hallucinations and disorganised behaviour for 5 days. CT brain of both the patients were unrevealing. EEG was abnormal and NMDAR antibodies was detected in their CSF. The female patient had ovarian teratoma and she underwent surgical resection. Immunotherapy was initiated for both the patients. It is important to keep NMDAR encephalitis as a differential in patients presenting with acute psychiatric symptoms, poorly formed delusions, behaviour changes, abnormal movements and seizures. Early diagnosis, immediate immunotherapy and removal of the culprit malignancy is important for a better prognosis with up to 75% of patients achieving full recovery.

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      PubDate: 2021-07-27
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Psychosocial Intervention in Person with Somatization Disorder: A Case
           Study

    • Authors: Joy Doley, Nilesh Maruti Gujar, Arif Ali
      Pages: 71 - 80
      Abstract: Background: Somatization disorder can lead to social and occupational dysfunctions, increased healthcare use and a high level of dissatisfaction from the healthcare professional. Psychosocial interventions for medically unexplained somatic symptoms are effective in dealing with dysfunction and other psychosocial issues.

      Aim and objectives: To assess psychosocial problems of a person with somatization disorder and provide psychiatric social work intervention to help the client to overcome those problems. Methodology: The single-subject case study design was carried out with a case of somatization disorder at the outpatient department of LGBRIMH, Tezpur. The client was selected purposefully for the assessment and intervention. The client had explained about the purpose of the case study and written informed consent was obtained before assessment and intervention. The assessment was done before and after intervention using the family assessment device, Bradford somatic inventory, Beck depression inventory, Beck anxiety inventory, perceived stress scale, and the illness attitude scale. Based on the assessment psychosocial intervention was provided to the client.

      Results: The client’s level of understanding about the illness, functionality was improved. The improvement was seen in the post-test score of somatic complaints, depression, anxiety, stress, and attitude towards illness.

      Conclusion: The outcome of the case study confirms that psychosocial intervention in somatization disorder is effective in managing somatic complaints, anxious and depressive mood, and attitude towards illness. 

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      PubDate: 2021-09-02
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Teaching Undergraduate Psychiatry During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges
           and Learning Experiences

    • Authors: Asma Assa'edah Mahmud, Rosnadia Suain Bon
      Pages: 81 - 85
      Abstract: The novel coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic has adversely affect health, economy, and educational sectors globally. Medical universities and colleges are facing challenges to provide effective online education to their students during this prolonged period of lockdown. We describe our challenges while conducting online psychiatric medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic that include inadequate infrastructures, internet connectivity issues, students’ engagement problems and online assessments. We adapted some initiatives to maintain students’ exposure to psychiatric illnesses and provide them with learning opportunities by using interactive virtual problem-based discussion and role-plays.

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      PubDate: 2021-07-27
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021)
       
 
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