Assessment of demographic variables on mental illness in Malaysia

Mohd Khairul Amri Kamarudin, Mohd. Ekhwan Toriman, Nursabrina Abdullah, Nur Atikah Md Shariff, Nurul Ain Shalilie Shari, Nurul Nazwa Qanitah Isa, Fatin Nadhirah Mohd Ramli, Siti Nor Fazillah Abdullah, Hafiz Saad, Nurul Safaniza Che Ani

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Abstract

One of the growing mental illnesses experienced in Malaysia is depression. There was once when one stage was among Malaysians at a critical and higher stage until the attempt to commit suicide. This study has observed a survey conducted by the Ministry of Health Malaysia to identify and understand the vulnerability experienced by every state in Malaysia focuses on the effect of demographic on mental patients by state, age, ethnicity and gender. The data was collected from the Malaysian Health and Morbidity Survey. The findings showed that the highest state of mental illness was the state of Selangor. The overall depression of Malaysians was increasing at an all-time high. The action taken by the Ministry of Health to address mental illness is by using a positive action plan instead of negative. In conclusion, depression at the highest level is one of the first causes of Malaysians to experience mental disorders in every state. This study suggested some proposals as follow-up action at the end of this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE)
Volume7
Issue number3.14 Special Issue 14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Malaysia
Demography
Health
Depression
Mentally Ill Persons
Health Surveys
Mental Disorders
Suicide
Morbidity

Keywords

  • Demographic
  • Depression
  • Mental health
  • Mental illness
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Kamarudin, M. K. A., Toriman, M. E., Abdullah, N., Shariff, N. A. M., Shari, N. A. S., Isa, N. N. Q., ... Ani, N. S. C. (2018). Assessment of demographic variables on mental illness in Malaysia. International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE), 7(3.14 Special Issue 14), 16-19.

Assessment of demographic variables on mental illness in Malaysia. / Kamarudin, Mohd Khairul Amri; Toriman, Mohd. Ekhwan; Abdullah, Nursabrina; Shariff, Nur Atikah Md; Shari, Nurul Ain Shalilie; Isa, Nurul Nazwa Qanitah; Ramli, Fatin Nadhirah Mohd; Abdullah, Siti Nor Fazillah; Saad, Hafiz; Ani, Nurul Safaniza Che.

In: International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE), Vol. 7, No. 3.14 Special Issue 14, 01.01.2018, p. 16-19.

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Kamarudin, MKA, Toriman, ME, Abdullah, N, Shariff, NAM, Shari, NAS, Isa, NNQ, Ramli, FNM, Abdullah, SNF, Saad, H & Ani, NSC 2018, 'Assessment of demographic variables on mental illness in Malaysia', International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE), vol. 7, no. 3.14 Special Issue 14, pp. 16-19.
Kamarudin MKA, Toriman ME, Abdullah N, Shariff NAM, Shari NAS, Isa NNQ et al. Assessment of demographic variables on mental illness in Malaysia. International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE). 2018 Jan 1;7(3.14 Special Issue 14):16-19.
Kamarudin, Mohd Khairul Amri ; Toriman, Mohd. Ekhwan ; Abdullah, Nursabrina ; Shariff, Nur Atikah Md ; Shari, Nurul Ain Shalilie ; Isa, Nurul Nazwa Qanitah ; Ramli, Fatin Nadhirah Mohd ; Abdullah, Siti Nor Fazillah ; Saad, Hafiz ; Ani, Nurul Safaniza Che. / Assessment of demographic variables on mental illness in Malaysia. In: International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE). 2018 ; Vol. 7, No. 3.14 Special Issue 14. pp. 16-19.
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