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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Ep. 44 – Consequences of Sexual Harassment

Consequences of Sexual Harassment

Openly or covertly

Direct solicitation of sexual favours

Direct physical contact

Affects both men and women

Happens more often in work or social setting

Victim of sexual harassment can develop:

  • chronic stress
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • trauma
    • recurrent memories, flashback of incidents
  • low mood

Prevention

  • Ensure environment is safe from these people
  • System in organisations to allow complaints
  • Create organisation culture to stress that this is not tolerated
  • Be professional in what you do
  • Venues to seek help

 
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Ep.43 – Workplace Stress and Depression

  1. How to identify? What can we do about it?
  2. We need some level of stress to function.
  3. Consequences of chronic stress
    1. Increased metabolism, heart rate
    2. Without control might cause medical conditions:
      1. hypertension
      2. diabetes
      3. stroke
    3. deterioration in parts of the brain
      1. anxious
      2. develop depression
  4. Know your limits
  5. Coping with stress
    1. problems with sleep – physical aspect
    2. problems with mood – emotional aspect
    3. Meditation / Religion
  6. Schedule in breaks – breathing exercises

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Ep. 41 – Alcohol Use

Safe drinking levels guidelines.

15 units recommended per week.

1 glass of wine = 1 standard units
1 can of beer (330ml, 5%) = 1.5 units
If usage is more can be considered binge drinking

Chronic alcohol use can lead to heart issues

Come forward if you have issues regarding alcohol use.

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