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BFM Psychiatry Series: Suicide and the Media

This is my recent interview on BFM.my radio about suicide and the role of the media in portraying the issues surrounding that.

From BFM: How suicide is reported or portrayed in the media has a huge impact on people who are watching or reading it. Assoc Prof Dr Amer Siddiq bin Amer Nordin, Consultant Psychiatrist from University Malaya Medical Centre, discusses the responsibility of the media to portray suicide in a sensitive manner.

If you are struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts or if you simply need to talk to someone, call The Befrienders KL at 03-7956 8144/8145 or e-mail sam@befrienders.org.my. It’s free and confidential.

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Listen to it here: https://www.bfm.my/hl-suicide-and-media

Produced by: Kelly Anissa
Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek

Ep.60 – Smoking Ban in Eateries

1st January implementation by government of Malaysia.

Supplement to the BFM segment (http://www.bfm.my/smoking-is-an-addiction.html)

About the ban

  1. protect family from 2nd hand smoke
  2. assist in stopping smoking

Assistance to stop smoking

  1. Jom Quit! – http://jomquit.moh.gov.my
  2. Quit smoking aids
  3. Councelling
  4. Quit-line service

Ministry of Health complaints hotline – 03-8892-4530

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Gaming Disorder

In Mandarin by my good friend Associate Professor Dr Anne Yee.

Now I admit I listened to it for 10 minutes, but due to my limited (very) and slow pick up of Mandarin I was lost for most of this conservation apart from when Dr Anne mentioned “tui” or correct but for what – I am unsure 😂.

Do listen and find out and maybe some one will be able to tell me.

For my trainees, a good revision on this new issue which we have seen in clinic and the ward in recent times.

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Ep. 48 – Personality Disorder

  • defined by personality that is often rigid, and unhealthy on how they think and behave.
  • made over a long period of time. start in teenage years, early adulthood
  • patients are unable to see faults.

Cluster A – paranoid, schizoid personality. more distressed. unjustified beliefs. odd.

Cluster B – dramatic, emotional, unpredictable behaviour. Anti-social. Narcissistic.

Cluster C – anxious, timid, avoidance, OCD. Low self esteem.

Disorder is treated with psychotherapy.

Patients can be admitted for safety reasons (if needed)

See a psychiatrist or psychologist.

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Ep. 45 – Trainees in Psychiatry

Part-1 Exam:

  • Must be good in psychopathology in your first year.
  • Do as much reading to gain competence.
  • It’s not just a 4-year program. It’s a life-long study.

Part-2 Exam:

  • All about the management. See as many patients as possible.
  • Requires reading of current management guidelines
  • Read updates of the field

Part-3 Exam:

  • Be involved psychiatry
  • Can’t be a psychiatrist without advocating the profession
  • Be ethical

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