The COVID-19 pandemic and mental health in Malaysia: Current treatment and future recommendations

Beckstein, Amoneeta and Rathakrishnan, Balan and Hutchings, Paul B. and Mohamed, Noor Hassline (2021) The COVID-19 pandemic and mental health in Malaysia: Current treatment and future recommendations. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 21 (1). ISSN 2590-3829

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This paper provides an overview of Malaysian mental health in light of COVID-19. It discusses some of the current treatment options and how the crisis is being managed. A focused literature review was conducted. All relevant articles were included in the review. It offers research, policy, and multicultural practice suggestions for reducing the predicted upcoming mental health pandemic. There needs to be a multiculturally competent, multi-pronged public health strategy to address the psychological damage caused both during and after the pandemic. The government, health and mental health sectors, policy makers, and academic experts need to engage in a meaningful collaboration that leads to policies, resources, and actions to prevent future distress. This paper contributes to the knowledge about the mental health impact and response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a less studied country.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: CCBYNCND
Uncontrolled Keywords: Covid-19, Malaysia, Mental health, Pandemic, Treatment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Psychology and Counselling
Depositing User: Dr Paul B Hutchings
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 12:32
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 10:25

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