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arrow Stop stigma against depression

27-03-2017
PETALING JAYA: If you were to tell someone that you have depression, there is a good chance he or she will react to it negatively.
According to Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) Psychiatric Department head Professor Dr. Ahmad Hatim Sulaiman, however, as much as 11% of Malaysian adults are diagnosed with depression.
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arrow Depression on the rise as Malaysians burn out from stress, expert warns

27-03-2017
PETALING JAYA, March 24 - Depression will be a major mental health illness Malaysians will suffer from by 2020.
Malaysian Psychiatric Association president Prof Dr Nor Zuraida Zainal said this was because more people are expected to experience increased stress due to work and family pressure.
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arrow When Depression Becomes Deadly

11-10-2014
Aug. 12, 2014 - The apparent suicide of Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams on Monday rocked the entertainment world.
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arrow SUICIDE: Mental health important

  21-05-2014
HEALTH Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai revealed that 1,000 people had taken their lives over a three-year period in the report, "Action plan to curb rising suicide rate" (NST, June 5).
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arrow The tables are turned - Talk to me

21-05-2014
THERE is a saying that doctors make the worst patients. And it is certainly likely that many, if not most, doctors would self-diagnose and treat themselves for common conditions like the flu, fever, or food poisoning.
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arrow MENTAL HEALTH: Do not generalise about hospital employees

20-03-2014
Letters to the Editor
By Dr Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin, psychiatrist, Malaysian Integrated Medical Professionals Association
I REFER to "Mental Health: Treat mental patients with compassion" (NST, March 15).
I would like to clarify two issues raised by the author on the public perception of those with mental illness.
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