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dc.contributor.authorShoesmith, Wendy Diana
dc.contributor.authorBorhanuddin, Awang Faisal Bin Awang
dc.contributor.authorYong Pau Lin, Pauline
dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, Ahmad Faris
dc.contributor.authorNordin, Norhayati
dc.contributor.authorGiridharan, Beena
dc.contributor.authorForman, Dawn
dc.contributor.authorFyfe, Sue
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.
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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
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T16:32:07Z
html.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.


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