A review on assessment and treatment for depression in Malaysia

Mukhtar, Firdaus and Oei, Tian P. S. (2011) A review on assessment and treatment for depression in Malaysia. Depression Treatment and Research, 2011 123642: 1-8. doi:10.1155/2011/123642

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Author Mukhtar, Firdaus
Oei, Tian P. S.
Title A review on assessment and treatment for depression in Malaysia
Journal name Depression Treatment and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2090-1321
2090-133X
Publication date 2011-07-24
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1155/2011/123642
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2011
Issue 123642
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Place of publication New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper aimed to review the literature on depression that focused on its assessment and treatment in Malaysia. PsycINFO,Medline, local journals were searched, and 18 published articles were included in this paper. Results indicate that research on depression in Malaysia, particularly validation studies and psychotherapy research, was weak and fragmented, with minimal empirical evidence available. Pharmacotherapy still dominated the treatment for depression, and, in terms of psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) was recently practiced, but only a few studies have reported on the treatment efficacy of CBT. Major limitations of studies were noted, and, consequently, the problems that are associated with the implementation and future direction of clinical and research on depression in Malaysia were discussed. In short, the contribution of empirical research on the assessment and treatment for depression remained inconsistent and fragmented and urgently in need of further empirical investigation.
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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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