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More Malaysians expected to suffer from mental illness by 2020


  • Nation
  • Friday, 1 Jul 2016

KANGAR: Mental illness is expected to be the second highest form of health problem affecting Malaysians after heart disease by 2020.

Hospital Tuanku Fauziah Department of Psychiatry head Dr Ruzita Jamaluddin said statistics on mental illness was worrying as in 2008, about 400,227 patients in Malaysia sought psychiatric help from government hospitals.

   

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