Ep.68 – Kerja Lebih Masa, Undang Padah

Temubual saya di TV3 pada 10 April 2019 bersama dengan Tuan Hj. Adnan Mat, Setiausaha Agong Cuepacs

Pengurusan masa

Masalah bermula apabila kerja lebih 55 – 60 jam sehari.

  1. Masalah fizikal
  2. Masalah mental

Puncanya… STRESS!

distress —> burn out —> masalah emosi

Isu fisiologikal – badan sedia bertindah (adrenalin, glucose).

  1. sakit jantung
  2. sakit angin ahmar

Sintom burn out:

  1. hilang minat untuk kerja
  2. penat selalu
  3. tidak ada motivasi
  4. absenteeism – tidak datang kerja
  5. presenteeism – datang kerja tapi tak buat kerja

Selfcare:

  1. masa bersenam
  2. masa dengan keluarga
  3. ambil cuti
  4. bajet teratur

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Ep.67 – Substance Use Among Youths

My talk recently at the 5th ASEAN Region Primary Care Conference.

Topic for today:

  1. Challenges of dealing with youths/
  2. key concepts of addictions
  3. Substance affect on the brain
  4. Gateway Theory
  5. Cannabis Use
  6. Challenges / Solutions for treating youths

Dealing with 2 problems:

  1. the adolescences themselves
  2. they are at risk of developing substance abuse

They are looking for a sense of identity, individuality.

Substance are related to suicide.

Anything that can be made into liquid can be vaped.

Social Media and the Internet are easy access for youths to access substances.

Reduce stigma to let youths to approach family members and doctors (not peer age group)

Legal and Family issues.

Treatment needs to be tailored to the individual.

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Ep.64 – Psychotherapy

Together with Dr. Aida Syarinas.

It is a psychological method to manage stress (talking therapy)

Types of therapies

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy – working forwards
  • Psychodynamics therapy – working backwards
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness – breathing exercises
  • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Supportive psychotherapy – assist patients to get where they need to go
  • Acceptance and Commitment therapy – for people stuck in certain life events or choric pain
  • Marital therapy
  • Eclectic therapy

Duration

Depends on individual issues:

  • CBT – 12 sessions
  • Psychodynamics – 20-40 sessions

Patients must be committed.  Once a week is common.

Requirements to be a psychotherapist:

Either:

  • Clinical psychologist with psychotherapy training
  • Psychiatrist 
  • Workshop with motivational interviewer

Ep.63 – Teenage Pregnancies

Together with Dr. Aida Syarinas on her interview with her sister Dr. Aizura Syafinaz in O&G.

Attachment theory – Importance of bonding between the infant and the primary care giver.

Anxious ambivalent attachment – strong need for closeness and affection. makes them vulnerable to sexual advances without the info of unprotected sex

Can be as young as 12.

Prevention starts from home: have a healthy relationship with your children.

  • spend quality time with children
  • talk to them about sex

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Ep.62 – Porn Addiction

A form of behavioural addiction (most well known is gambling)

Hypersexual disorder

  • If you are viewing more than 4 hours a day and starting to feel guilt or shame
  • If you are having orgasm more than 7 times a week as results to viewing porn

Men have a higher risk of this addiction.

You might have an addiction if:

  • tried to stop but unable to do so (dyscontrol)
  • lot of time spent viewing (asocial)
  • compulsive viewing (even when you are not enjoying it)
  • withdrawal symptoms if not able to watch
  • viewing more specialty material

Struggling with porn addiction:

  • going out less
  • taking risk to watch
  • watching in public space

Affects:

  • spoilt relationships
  • unable to get an erection

Biology:

  • a link with dopamine
  • changes in part of brain
  • development in less active part of brain

Sometimes linked with depression and anxiety

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Ep.61 – Cara Mencari Pertolongan Kesihatan Mental

Perlu surat sokongan (referral letter) dari klinik kesihatan atau klinik swasta

Kalau kecemasan, boleh ke bahagian kecemasan untuk pertolongan yang cepat.

Isu kecemasan:

  1. isu keganasan – membahayai orang lain
  2. ingin membunuh diri

Kalau ingin menjumpai doktor (bukan pakar)

  • di LPPKN bahagian kerja sosial (social work)
  • di klinik kesihatan
  • MENTARI – Pusat Mental dan Psikiatri Komuniti

Hotline yang boleh dihubungi:

Dr Amer Siddiq on Mental Health – Cara Mencari Pertolongan Kesihatan Mental

Ep.59 – 2018 Recap

Thank you to all my listeners for tuning in and support to keep this podcast going.

Hot topics for 2018

  1. Generalised anxiety disorder
  2. Personality disorders
  3. Suicide prevention

For 2019

  1. Moving forward with the podcast
  2. More animated videos with psyber
  3. More VLOGs
  4. mentalhealth.my improvements

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