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Managing suicidal behaviour in Muslim with depression: issues and challenges

Mat Zin, Nora and Mohd Noor, Hanisah (2017) Managing suicidal behaviour in Muslim with depression: issues and challenges. In: 3rd Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies and Civilisations, 25th-26th Oct. 2017, Kuala Lumpur.

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Suicide is prohibited in Islam as per a verse in Al Quran (4:29). However, having a suicidal thought is not uncommon in depressed Muslim, although literatures had shown that the rate of suicide generally low among Muslim. Aims: The aim of this paper is to discuss on the issue and challenges in managing suicidal behaviour in Muslim patient based on two illustrated cases of depressive disorder. Two ladies who were different in age but presented with depressive disorder and suicidal thought. The first case was young lady in twenties and the second case was in the fifties. Both of them had tertiary education, almost similar social status and fairly good understanding of religion. They had depressive symptoms and the suicidal thought that was so intent until sometimes they couldn’t handle it. Although the suicidal was part of the depressive symptoms, however it has increased the guilt and sinful thought in them that needs to be tackle cautiously. Treating them with biopsychosocial and spiritual approach eventually help them to recover. The challenges identified such as the issue of suicidality and religion, family engagement, therapist skill and societal stigma will be discussed. Conclusion: Integration of knowledge and understanding of Islamic principle in managing suicidality in depressed Muslim patient are essential to provide a holistic care to the patient. Keywords: suicidal, depression, Islamic principle

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 7532/72111
Uncontrolled Keywords: suicidal, depression, Islamic principle
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine > RZ400 Mental healing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Dr Nora Mat ZIn
Date Deposited: 23 May 2019 09:50
Last Modified: 23 May 2019 09:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72111

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