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Mental illnesses to become 2nd biggest health concern in Malaysia by 2020
 

Mental illnesses to become 2nd biggest health concern in Malaysia by 2020

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Statistics show that by 2020 more Malaysians will face mental health issues. In fact, the numbers are so high that it is expected that mental illness will be the second biggest health problem after heart disease in Malaysia.
 
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15 Jul 2016 - General
 
It is really daunting that mental illness will become second biggest health concern in Malaysia by 2020. Mental illness or psychiatric disorder like depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia are chronic illness that is challenging to treat and control. With the negative perception of mental illness in the society, I believe that a lot of people who suffer from mental illness do not actively seek for medical help. They will suffer in silent, which is not a good way to deal with it that may resu...
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If mental illness is the second commonest medical issue in Malaysia, the government should try to implement measures to focus on preventing as well as treating mental illness. Primary prevention will include making the enviornment more condusive for the citizens to live in, raising the standards of living in people as studies have shown they mental illness is more associated with lower socioeconomic classes. Secondary prevention would be training up more psychiatrist and psychologist to be able ...
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