ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry

Editor-in-Chief's Welcome Message

On a positive note, there has been a steady increase of articles received for publication indicating a growing interest among researchers to publish their work in this journal. The journal has published an average of 14 articles of topics of mixed variety per issue, from authors of various countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. » Read more...

Hatta Sidi
MBBS, MMed (Psych), DipSHC (Australia)



President’s Message, AFPMH (2014 - 2016)

It is a great pleasure for me to take over the presidency of the AFPMH from our Philippines counterpart. The Federation is now based in Indonesia from 2015 until 2016. Since its birth in 1981, AFPMH has achieved many successes in networking and exchanging knowledge and information. This is achieved through our meeting in the biennial congress and regular online publication of the ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, which is the official journal of the Federation. » Read more...

Danardi Sosrosumihardjo
Department of Psychiatry, University of Indonesia (UI) Medical School, Jakarta, Indonesia

Vol 18, No 1 (2017): ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry

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ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 18 (1) January to June 2017

Original Article

Early Readmissions And Associated Socio-Demographic, Clinical Factors In A Psychiatric Hospital, MalaysiaAbstract PDF
Wen Jih Lee, Lieh Yan Ong, Arunakiri Muthukrishnan, Siew Ni Koay, Zuan Er KwanXX-XX
Prevalence Of Depressive Disorder And Its Association With Perceived Social Support Among Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) In Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, Seremban (HTJS), MalaysiaAbstract PDF
Christabel Esther Terence, Hatta Sidi, Koh Kwee Choy, Raynuha MahadevanXX-XX
The Effectiveness of a Cultural-based Support Group for Malay Dementia Caregivers in Kelantan, Malaysia: A Pre-Post Intervention StudyAbstract PDF
Rozanizam Zakaria, Asrenee Ab RazakXX-XX
‘Between Us And Them’ - Understanding Stigma And Stigmatization Among People With Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) In Sumatera Island, IndonesiaAbstract PDF
Muhammad Arsyad Subu, Amira Esti, Feri Fernandes, Rika Fatmadona, Heppy SasmitaXX-XX

Case Report

Frontal Lobe Abnormality And Psychosis In Traumatic Brain Injury And Cannabis AbuseAbstract PDF
Shobhit Jain, Adya Shanker SrivastavaXX-XX
Self Injurious Behaviour (SIB) Of Eye Poking In A Toddler With Autism, Neurofibromatosis And Infantile SpasmAbstract PDF
Darpan Kaur, Sweta RoyXX-XX
No Laughing Matter: ‘Laughing Gas’ Addiction In SingaporeAbstract PDF
Ashvini Selvaraj, Kim Eng WongXX-XX
Pathological Laughter Associated With Cerebral Lupus: A Case ReportAbstract PDF
Jasraj Singh, Chai Yee Chin, Norhashim AhmadXX-XX

Vol 17, No 2 (2016): ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry

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ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 17 (2) July to December 2016

Full compilation of the ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 17 (2) July to December 2016Abstract PDF

Editorial Section

Psychotherapy Training – Opportunities For Improving Competency Through International CollaborationAbstract PDF
César A Alfonso, Aida S A Adlan, Hazli Zakaria, Aili Hashim, Eizwan Hamdie Yusoff137-138

Original Article

Time Trend For Substance Use Disorder And Psychiatric Disorders Among Patients Seeking Treatment From A Dual Diagnosis Clinic Of A Tertiary Care Substance Use Disorder Treatment Centre In IndiaAbstract PDF
Yatan Pal Singh Balhara, Rishi Gupta, Rakesh Lal139-143
Clinical Characteristics Of Inpatients Undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) In A University Hospital, ThailandAbstract PDF
Umporn Pitidhrammabhorn, Pichai Ittasakul, Punjaporn Waleeprakhon, Morris B Goldman144-150
Antipsychotics And Electrocardiographic Monitoring In Patients With SchizophreniaAbstract PDF
Pamela Mei Yuan Ng, Suet Bin Chai, Ker-Chiah Wei151-159
Help-Seeking From Traditional Healers Among Singaporean Older AdultsAbstract PDF
Shazana Binte Mohamed Shahwan, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi Vaingankar, Saleha Binte Shafie, Chong Siow Ann, Mythily Subramaniam160-170
A Meta-Analysis Of Oral Versus Intravenous N-Acetylcysteine Therapy For Paracetamol PoisoningAbstract PDF
Qin Xiang Ng171-178
Study Of Suicidality And Suicide Behavior Among Individuals With Long-Standing Duration Of Schizophrenia In India: An Explorative StudyAbstract PDF
Amresh K Shrivastava, Avinash A De Sousa, Sagar B Karia, Nilesh B Shah179-187
Prevalence Of Sleep Problems Among Those With Internet Gaming Disorder In SingaporeAbstract PDF
Pratika Satghare, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Boon Yiang Chua, Shirlene Pang, Louisa Picco, Lye Yin Poon, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam188-198
Prevalence Of Chronic Pain In Patients With Alcohol Dependence Syndrome In Tertiary Care Center In IndiaAbstract PDF
Jitendra Rohilla, Geetha Desai, Prabhat Chan199-208
Psychiatric Morbidities Among Post Flood Elderly Victims In Kelantan, MalaysiaAbstract PDF
Tan Zi Ti, Thaqief Mohamad Azaini, Aini Sofiah Shahruniza, Jabraan Jamil, Yu Jie Si, Mayple Tan Leou Jiun, Nazhan Keeshan Nahdan Rengganathan, Shaiful Bahari Ismail, Azidah Abdul Kadir, Asrenee Abdul Razak, Mohamed Hashim Mohamed Hassan209-216
Effectiveness Of Group Poetry Therapy On Emotional Expression In Patients With SchizophreniaAbstract PDF
F Rajaei, A Atadokht, N Hajloo, S Basharpour217-226
Psychotherapy Practice Among Child And Adolescent Psychiatrists In ThailandAbstract PDF
Natchanan Charatcharungkiat, Sirichai Hongsanguansri, César A Alfonso, Silvia W Olarte227-238
Exploration Of Technology Use Pattern Among Teenagers And Its Relationship With Psychological VariablesAbstract PDF
Manoj Kumar Sharma, Shyam H R, Thamil P Selvan239-249

Case Report

When Experts DisagreeAbstract PDF
Choon Leng Eu, Suarn Singh250-253
Escitalopram Induced HyponatremiaAbstract PDF
Parmar Arpit, Mandal Piyali, Tripathi Manjari, Sagar Rajesh254-257
The Phenomenon Of Dissociation, Depression And Borderline Personality In A Young WomanAbstract PDF
Sujita Kumar Kar, Mamta Yadav, Maha Prakash Sharma, Shweta Singh, Suman Jain258-262
Delusional Infestation Successfully Controlled With Neuroleptic Depot Injection: A Case ReportAbstract PDF
Jamaluddin Ruzita, Najwa Baharuddin, Nurul Hazwani Hatta263-267

Country Report

The 8th National Congress Indonesian Psychiatric Association (IPA) & 15th Congress ASEAN Federation of Psychiatry and Mental Health (AFMPH): 25-27 August 2016, Semarang – Indonesia: “New Challenges in Psychiatric Care in ASEAN Economic Community”Abstract PDF
Alifiati Fitrikasari, H.M. Syamsulhadi, Widodo Sarjana A.S, AAAA Kusumawardhani, Ismed Yusuf, Suprihhartini, Sri Woroasih, Linda Kartikasari, Tinon Martanita, Elly Rosila Wijaya, Witrie Sutaty MR, Inna Soesanti, Hang Gunawan A268

Vol 17, No 1 (2016): ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry

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ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 17 (1) January to June 2016

Full compilation of the ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 17 (1) January to June 2016Abstract PDF

Original Article

Depression And Anxiety In Mothers Of Children With Cancer And How They Cope With It: A Cross-Sectional Hospital Based Study In Eastern IndiaAbstract PDF
Kaberi Bhattacharya, Sumita Pal, Prathama Guha, Rudra Prasad Acharyya, Gargi Dasgupta, Arunima Datta1-8
Stress Level And The Common Coping Strategies Among International Postgraduate Students At University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC), Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaAbstract PDF
Aniza Ismail, Jamsiah Mustafa, Sanaa Taher, Chiew Wye Lee, Jamsiah Mustafa9-20
Anorexia Nervosa And Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) In Singapore: A Seven-Year Retrospective StudyAbstract PDF
Goh Kye Hock Robin, Lee Ee Lian, Pearlene Lim, Lum Shin Si21-34
Alexithymia In Pregnant Women: Its Relationship With DepressionAbstract PDF
Monavar Gilanifar, Mouloud Agajani Delavar35-41
The Interpretation Of Depressive Symptoms In Urban And Rural Areas In Sabah, MalaysiaAbstract PDF
Wendy Diana Shoesmith, Nicolas Pang42-53
Anxiety And Depression Among Asthmatic Patients In MalaysiaAbstract PDF
Sami AR Al-Dubai, Kurubaran Ganasegeran, Mohammed Alshakka, Pukunan Renganathan, Ramadan Elkalmi, Rizal MA Manaf, Hematram Yadav54-62
Mast Cell In Amygdale, Thalamus, Hippocampus Of Wistar Rats And Its Correlation With Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH) Plasma Level And Length Of Acute Stress ExposureAbstract PDF
Bonaventura Handoko Daeng, Obed Paundralingga, Aris Widodo, Hidayat Sujuti, Karyono Mintaroem, Edi Widjajanto63-70
Concurrent Validity And Exploratory Factor Analysis Of The Malay Version Of Center For Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale (CESD) Among Malaysian AdolescentsAbstract PDF
Siti Raudzah Ghazali, Ask Elklit, Rekaya Vincent Balang, Chen Yoke Yong71-78
Associations Between Low Self-Control And Aggression Among Malaysian Male PrisonersAbstract PDF
Mohammad Rahim Kamaluddin, Nadiah Syariani Md. Shariff, Azizah Othman, Khaidzir Hj Ismail, Geshina Ayu Mat Saat79-86
Benzodiazepine Prescription Patterns And Dependence Risk In A General Hospital In SingaporeAbstract PDF
Leslie Lim, Herng Nieng Chan, Joyce Lim, Dylan Wong, Yiong Huak Chan87-93
Psychometric Properties Of The Eurohis-QOL (WHO-8) – Malay Version In People With Cognitive ImpairmentAbstract PDF
Azlina Wati Nikmat, Aqil Mohammad Daher94-103

Review Article

Cyber Bullying - A New Social MenaceAbstract PDF
Ng Chong Guan, Sharmilla Kanagasundram, Yee Hway Ann, Tan Loong Hui, Teoh Kar Mun104-115

Case Report

An Intriguing Case Of Heroin Induced Delusion Of ParasitosisAbstract PDF
Navin Nair, Tee Chun Keat, Sonia Devadas, Choo Shell Pinn, Eni Rahaiza, Bilbir Kaur116-119
Treatment Resistant Mania: A Case ReportAbstract PDF
Tee Chun Keat, Poh Yih Chew, Eni Rahaiza, Choo Shell Pinn, Bilbir Kaur120-123
Diagnostic Difficulties In A Patient With Huntington Disease With Schizophrenia Like Psychosis – A Case ReportAbstract PDF
Jitendra Rohilla, Pinki Tak124-127

Short Report

Experiencing Negative Thoughts? Write It On Paper, Crumple It And Discard ItAbstract PDF
Yasmin Othman Mydin, Syed Hassan Ahmad Al Mashoor, Zul Azlin Razali128-131


Suicide Is Preventable: An Unsafe ClauseAbstract PDF
Saxby Pridmore, Abdul Maajid132-136

Vol 16, No 2 (2015): ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry

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ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 16 (2) July to December 2015

Full compilation of the ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 16 (2) July to December 2015Abstract PDF

Review Article

Linking Psychological Traits With Criminal Behaviour: A ReviewAbstract PDF
Mohammad Rahim Kamaluddin, Nadiah Syariani Md Shariff, Azizah Othman, Khaidzir Hj Ismail, Geshina Ayu Mat Saat135-147
Evolving Concept Of Abnormal Illness Behavior & Clinical ImplicationsAbstract PDF
Sujita Kumar Kar, Rajesh Kumar148-156

Original Article

Dhat Syndrome Assessment Using Mixed MethodologyAbstract PDF
Ashish Pundhir, Rohit Kant Srivastava, Saurabh Sharma, Prachi Singh, H S Joshi, Vijender Aggarwal157-168
Skin Diseases Among Long Stay Psychiatric Patients In IndonesiaAbstract PDF
Marthoenis, Marion C Aichberger, Liza Fathiariani, Meryam Schouler-Ocak169-175
Prevalence Of Metabolic Syndrome And Its Associated Factors In Patients With Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)Abstract PDF
Chawanun Charnsil, Sudrak Pilakanta, Suksiri Panikul176-180
Psychiatrists’ Perceptions Of What Determines Outcomes For People Diagnosed With Schizophrenia In VietnamAbstract PDF
Seiji H Humphries, Robert J King, Michael P Dunne, Nguyen H Cat181-192
Plasma CRH Level Difference Between Wistar Rats Exposed To Acute Stress Due To Predator And To The Psychological Stress DeviceAbstract PDF
B Handoko Daeng, Analis Wisnu Wardhana, Aris Widodo, Hidayat Sujuti, Karyono Mintaroem, Edi Widjajanto193-202
Translation And Validation Of The Malay Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist For CiviliansAbstract PDF
Rafidah Bahari, Muhammad N Mohamad Alwi, Muhammad R Ahmad, Ismail Mohd Saiboon203-211
The Effectiveness Of Community-Based Mental Health Program By Community Health Centers On The Recovery Of Patients With Psychosis In AcehAbstract PDF
Sri Idaiani212-221
Depression And Loneliness/Social Isolation Among Patients With Cognitive Impairment In Nursing HomeAbstract PDF
Azlina Wati Nikmat, Nurul Azreen Hashim, Siti Aminah Omar, Salmi Razali222-231
Factor Structure Of General Health Questionnaire And Assessment: A Cross-Sectional Study Among University Students In MalaysiaAbstract PDF
Prashanth Talwar, Mohd Fadzil Abd Rahman232-240

Case Report

Aggression Following Benzodiazepine Ingestion In A Forensic Psychiatric Patient: A Case ReportAbstract PDF
Ahmad Nabil Md Rosli, Suarn Singh241-244
A Rare Case Of Sub-Acute Form Of Marchiafava-Bignami Disease Presenting Predominantly With Psychotic SymptomsAbstract PDF
Poon Shi Hui, Rajesh Jacob, Richard Cuthbert Mellor, Natarajan Kathirvel245-248
Inhalant Dependence: Is There A Role Of Achieving Abstinent Through Supported Employment? A Case ReportAbstract PDF
Radhiahtul Akmal Razali, Ahmad Faizal Shamsuddin, Suzaily Wahab, Abdul Kadir Abu Bakar249-252
Paliperidone Palmitate In Adolescents, Is There A Role?: A Case ReportAbstract PDF
Janaki Venkatasalam, Fairuz Nazri Abd Rahman253-255
Double Jeopardy - A Case Of Trichotillomania And Intellectual DisabilityAbstract PDF
Sutapa Basu256-260


Reducing Stigma Towards People With Mental Illness In MalaysiaAbstract PDF
Lim Sheri261-264
Mental Health: Concepts And Treatment In The Siddha (Tamil) System Of MedicineAbstract PDF
Somasundaram Ottilingam, Tejus Murthy, Vijaya Raghavan265-270

Letter to the Editor

Psalm 137 And Middle Cerebral Artery InfarctionAbstract PDF
Saxby Pridmore, Jamshid Ahmadi271

Vol 16, No 1 (2015): ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry

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ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 16 (1) Jan to June 2015

Full compilation of the ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 16 (1) Jan to June 2015Abstract PDF

President's Message

President's Message, AFPMHAbstract PDF
Danardi Sosrosumihardjo1

Message From The Chief Editor

Editor-in-Chief Welcome Message 2014 - 2016Abstract PDF
Hatta Sidi2

Special Report

The 14th ASEAN Federation Of Psychiatry And Mental Health (AFPMH) Congress Meeting In Cebu, The PhilippinesAbstract PDF
Hatta Sidi, Marhani Midin3-4

Review Article

The Role Of Psychiatrists And Tobacco Dependence TreatmentAbstract PDF
Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin, J Douglas Sellman, Simon J Adamson5-17

Original Article

Psychosocial Morbidities In Children With Medically Unexplained Pain Symptoms: A Study From IndiaAbstract PDF
Sharmishtha S Deshpande, Vidya Ganapathy, Neelima Bendre18-27
Sudarshan Kriya For Male Patients With Psycho Active Substance Dependence: A Randomized Control TrialAbstract PDF
Pankaj Sureka, Sandeep Govil, Debadutta Dash, Chandika Dash, Mukesh Kumar, Vikas Singhal28-37
Neuropsychiatric Complications In Liver Transplant Patients In A Tertiary Hospital In SingaporeAbstract PDF
Z Chua, S M Tan, H L, C K Tan, B Y Ng38-49
Suicide In Shooting GalleriesAbstract PDF
Matilda Mackay-Smith, Jamshid Ahmadi, Saxby Pridmore50-56
Management of Negative Self-Image with Rational Emotive and Behavioural Therapy and Assertiveness TrainingAbstract PDF
Jane-frances Obiageli Agbu57-68
Suicide And Related Behaviour In Dostoyevsky NovelsAbstract PDF
Saxby Pridmore, William Pridmore69-74
Coping Styles And Stroop Test In Non-Clinical Sample: Exploring The Associations And Predictors Of Cognitive StylesAbstract PDF
Teo Yong Chang, Nasir Yusoff, Tahamina Begum75-83
Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment Living In Malaysian Nursing Homes – Have We Met Their Needs?Abstract PDF
Azlina Wati Nikmat, Syed Hassan Almashoor84-94
The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence (EI) And Organizational Citizenshp Behaviour (OCB): The Moderating Role Of Islamic Work Ethics (IWE)Abstract PDF
Syed Nadeem Abbas Haider95-105
Depression And Its Predictors Among Breast Cancer Patients In NepalAbstract PDF
Abha Sharma, Jingping Zhang106-115
The Needs and Problems in Epilepsy Caregiving: A Qualitative ExplorationAbstract PDF
Pei Lin Lua, Nor Khaira Wahida Khairuzzaman, Zariah Abdul Aziz, Jimmy Lee Kok Foo116-126

Case Report

A Child With Advanced Mucopolysaccharidosis Presenting With Severe Behavioural ProblemsAbstract PDF
Sharmishtha S Deshpande, Ketki R Sathe127-130
Delayed Neuropsychiatry Sequelae (DNS) Of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning – A Case ReportAbstract PDF
Shamini A/P Arasalingam, Ahmad Faizal Shamsuddin, Hatta Sidi, Hjh Rabai'ah bt Mohd Salleh131-134