Treatment for anxiety disorders in Malaysia

This current study aims to systematically review the treatments for anxiety disorders in Malaysia. PsycINFO, MEDLINE databases, and 28 local journals were used to search published papers in this area. Eight articles were subjected to review after excluding 273...

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Main Authors: Abdul Khaiyom, Jamilah Hanum, Mukhtar, Firdaus, Oei, Tian Po
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Universiti Sains Malaysia 2019
Online Access:http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/82435/1/Treatment%20for%20anxiety%20disorders%20in%20Malaysia.pdf
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spelling oai:psasir.upm.edu.my:82435 http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/82435/ Treatment for anxiety disorders in Malaysia Abdul Khaiyom, Jamilah Hanum Mukhtar, Firdaus Oei, Tian Po This current study aims to systematically review the treatments for anxiety disorders in Malaysia. PsycINFO, MEDLINE databases, and 28 local journals were used to search published papers in this area. Eight articles were subjected to review after excluding 273 papers that did not meet the inclusion criteria. A total of 598 participants with various types of anxiety disorders were included in the review. Based on the findings, the combination of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy provided better treatment outcomes if compared to psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy alone. The combination of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and cognitive behaviour therapy was considered as one of the most effective treatment to treat patients with anxiety disorders in Malaysia. This is in line with the clinical practice guidelines from the Ministry of Health Singapore and Canada. Even though there were some limitations in the methodology and reporting of the results, it can be concluded that efforts have been taken to conduct studies related to treatments for patients with anxiety disorders in Malaysia. Future studies are suggested to make conscious efforts to overcome these limitations. Universiti Sains Malaysia 2019 Article PeerReviewed text en http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/82435/1/Treatment%20for%20anxiety%20disorders%20in%20Malaysia.pdf Abdul Khaiyom, Jamilah Hanum and Mukhtar, Firdaus and Oei, Tian Po (2019) Treatment for anxiety disorders in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 26 (3). pp. 24-36. ISSN 1394-195X https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6613468/pdf/02mjms26032019_ra1.pdf 10.21315/mjms2019.26.3.2
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description This current study aims to systematically review the treatments for anxiety disorders in Malaysia. PsycINFO, MEDLINE databases, and 28 local journals were used to search published papers in this area. Eight articles were subjected to review after excluding 273 papers that did not meet the inclusion criteria. A total of 598 participants with various types of anxiety disorders were included in the review. Based on the findings, the combination of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy provided better treatment outcomes if compared to psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy alone. The combination of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and cognitive behaviour therapy was considered as one of the most effective treatment to treat patients with anxiety disorders in Malaysia. This is in line with the clinical practice guidelines from the Ministry of Health Singapore and Canada. Even though there were some limitations in the methodology and reporting of the results, it can be concluded that efforts have been taken to conduct studies related to treatments for patients with anxiety disorders in Malaysia. Future studies are suggested to make conscious efforts to overcome these limitations.
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author Abdul Khaiyom, Jamilah Hanum
Mukhtar, Firdaus
Oei, Tian Po
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Treatment for anxiety disorders in Malaysia
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title_short Treatment for anxiety disorders in Malaysia
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