Reactions to symptoms of mental disorder and help seeking in Sabah, Malaysia.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622095
Title:
Reactions to symptoms of mental disorder and help seeking in Sabah, Malaysia.
Authors:
Shoesmith, Wendy Diana; Borhanuddin, Awang Faisal Bin Awang; Yong Pau Lin, Pauline; Abdullah, Ahmad Faris; Nordin, Norhayati; Giridharan, Beena; Forman, Dawn ( 0000-0002-3919-8291 ) ; Fyfe, Sue
Abstract:
Abstract Background: A better understanding is needed about how people make decisions about help seeking. Materials: Focus group and individual interviews with patients, carers, healthcare staff, religious authorities, traditional healers and community members. Discussion: Four stages of help seeking were identified: (1) noticing symptoms and initial labelling, (2) collective decision-making, (3) spiritual diagnoses and treatment and (4) psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. Conclusion: Spiritual diagnoses have the advantage of being less stigmatising, giving meaning to symptoms, and were seen to offer hope of cure rather than just symptom control. Patients and carers need help to integrate different explanatory models into a meaningful whole.
Affiliation:
Universiti Malaysia Sabah; Hospital Mesra Bukit Padang; Curtin University
Citation:
Shoesmith, W. D. et al (2017) 'Reactions to symptoms of mental disorder and help seeking in Sabah, Malaysia', International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 64 (1):49 .
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
International Journal of Social Psychiatry
Issue Date:
6-Nov-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622095
DOI:
10.1177/0020764017739643
Additional Links:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0020764017739643
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
00207640
EISSN:
17412854
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
University of Derby Online (UDOL); Institute of Education

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorShoesmith, Wendy Dianaen
dc.contributor.authorBorhanuddin, Awang Faisal Bin Awangen
dc.contributor.authorYong Pau Lin, Paulineen
dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, Ahmad Farisen
dc.contributor.authorNordin, Norhayatien
dc.contributor.authorGiridharan, Beenaen
dc.contributor.authorForman, Dawnen
dc.contributor.authorFyfe, Sueen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-29T16:45:35Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-29T16:45:35Z-
dc.date.issued2017-11-06-
dc.identifier.citationShoesmith, W. D. et al (2017) 'Reactions to symptoms of mental disorder and help seeking in Sabah, Malaysia', International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 64 (1):49 .en
dc.identifier.issn00207640-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0020764017739643-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622095-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background: A better understanding is needed about how people make decisions about help seeking. Materials: Focus group and individual interviews with patients, carers, healthcare staff, religious authorities, traditional healers and community members. Discussion: Four stages of help seeking were identified: (1) noticing symptoms and initial labelling, (2) collective decision-making, (3) spiritual diagnoses and treatment and (4) psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. Conclusion: Spiritual diagnoses have the advantage of being less stigmatising, giving meaning to symptoms, and were seen to offer hope of cure rather than just symptom control. Patients and carers need help to integrate different explanatory models into a meaningful whole.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0020764017739643en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Social Psychiatryen
dc.subjectInterprofessional educationen
dc.subjectPathways to careen
dc.subjectSpiritual healingen
dc.subjectTraditionsen
dc.subjectPsychiatric disordersen
dc.subjectQualitative researchen
dc.subjectMalasiaen
dc.titleReactions to symptoms of mental disorder and help seeking in Sabah, Malaysia.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn17412854-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversiti Malaysia Sabahen
dc.contributor.departmentHospital Mesra Bukit Padangen
dc.contributor.departmentCurtin Universityen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Social Psychiatryen
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia-
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia-
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia-
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia-
dc.contributor.institutionHospital Mesra Bukit Padang, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia-
dc.contributor.institutionCurtin University, Malaysia, Miri, Malaysia-
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia-
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia-
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