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arrow Venlafaxine Overdose in a Patient with Huntington's Disease
25-07-2017
Section: News & Updates

Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Case Report
Author: Pak S
Keywords: Venlafaxine, Huntington’s Disease, Overdose, Intoxication, Suicide
Abstract: Huntington's disease is incurable neurodegenerative disorder associated with high rate of suicide. About 9.3 – 13 % of patients with HD commits suicides, compared to 1 – 1.5 % in the general population. Venlafaxine is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor used widely for depression and anxiety treatment. Venlafaxine poisoning can lead to adverse cardiovascular effects, including ventricular tachycardia, seizure, serotonin syndrome, and lactic acidosis.
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arrow A Review of The Use of Mirtazapine in Cancer Patients
18-07-2017
Section: News & Updates

Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Review Paper
Authors: Syahrir Zaini1,3, Ng Chong Guan1, Ahmad Hatim Sulaiman1, Hasniza Zaman Huri2, Siti Hadijah Shamsudin3
Keywords: Cancer, Antidepressant, Mirtazapine, Depression, Anxiety, Nausea
Abstract: Introduction: Cancer patients often have concurrent physical and psychological symptoms. These problems may become barriers towards the healing process. Antidepressants seem to be beneficial for the purpose of palliative care in this type of patients. One of the useful medications is mirtazapine, which is known as noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NaSSA).
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arrow Psychometric Properties of the Malay Version of Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST-M)
06-06-2017
Section: News & Updates

Please note that a new online early paper has been published in the Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry!
Section: Original Paper
Authors: Yee A1, Salina M2, Rusdi AR1, Zahari MM1, Sharmilla K1
Keywords: Alcohol Dependence, ASSIST, ASSIST-M, M.I.N.I., CAGE, WHOQoL
Abstract: Background: The Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) developed by the World Health Organization is designed to identify individuals at risk for alcohol use problems and provide brief intervention. Objectives: To evaluate the validity and reliability of the ASSIST in Malaysia's official language, the Bahasa Malay, among a group of alcohol users.
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arrow Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, December 2015, Vol. 24, No. 2
17-03-2017
Section: News & Updates

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
Section: News & Updates

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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