Infant mental health in Malaysia

Hasnah Toran, Jane Squires, Karen Lawrence

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Abstract

The Infant Mental Health system in Malaysia is described, beginning with cultural and religious practices that influence mental health practices. Second, a description of the Malaysian mental health system, including historical influences, is given. Third, policy and services for young children with mental health problems are described. Finally, recommendations for future steps for developing an effective infant mental health system are presented, including the development of infant mental health policies by the government, increased personnel training, increased community mental health resources, integration of culture into the mental health system, and finally, development of appropriate screening and assessment instruments and systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-275
Number of pages13
JournalInfant Mental Health Journal
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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Malaysia
Mental Health
Infant Health
Health Resources
Health Policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Infant mental health in Malaysia. / Toran, Hasnah; Squires, Jane; Lawrence, Karen.

In: Infant Mental Health Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, 03.2011, p. 263-275.

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Toran, H, Squires, J & Lawrence, K 2011, 'Infant mental health in Malaysia', Infant Mental Health Journal, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 263-275. https://doi.org/10.1002/imhj.20294
Toran, Hasnah ; Squires, Jane ; Lawrence, Karen. / Infant mental health in Malaysia. In: Infant Mental Health Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 32, No. 2. pp. 263-275.
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