Sharing my insights on general psychiatry and mental health issues. Occasional random thoughts on other things which might not matter.Content might be a mix of English and Malay.Hosted byDr Amer Siddiq.
Radio Interview: Salam Bros - Zayan FM
My interview on radio with Salam Bros on Zayan FM
Key concepts in depression management:
Outcomes of treatment of people with depressionThinking cognition affecting workWeightSexual disfunction3-words:
Function recoveryAbsenteeismPresenteeism (buat-buat busy)Function Recovery
situation where individual is not in recovery but would be back in his pre-stateDepression has 3 components:
try to use methods that restricts weight management or at least inform the patient of potential changesSexual Dysfunction
Don’t Avoid Medication
Reflecting on Lady Gaga’s comments on Oprah recently.
Difference between psychiatrists and psychologists.
Bio psycho-social lifestyle spiritual innovation
Types of medication:
Schizophrenia — anti-psychoticBipolar — mood stabilisersAnxiety — anti-anxiety agentPsychopharmacologist - specialist in medication
If you don’t want medication, options could include:
psycho-therapydieting, exercise, personal fitness
Recorded at Casa Titik, Cherating
We don’t know our numbers - we don;t know how miuch we are drinking
15 standard units per week. If you have more then you might have a problem with drinking. Not to consume in one sitting. Take it with food.
1 can (330ml) 4.5% alc = 1.5 standard units1 glass wine (100ml) = 1 standard units30ml liquor = 1 standard units
Lowered risk of developing drinking problems.
It’s not safe to quit cold turkey!
Please don’t drink and drive!
Kerja Lebih Masa, Undang Padah
Temubual saya di TV3 pada 10 April 2019 bersama dengan Tuan Hj. Adnan Mat, Setiausaha Agong Cuepacs
Masalah bermula apabila kerja lebih 55 - 60 jam sehari.
Masalah fizikalMasalah mental
distress —> burn out —> masalah emosi
Isu fisiologikal - badan sedia bertindah (adrenalin, glucose).
sakit jantungsakit angin ahmar
Sintom burn out:
hilang minat untuk kerjapenat selalutidak ada motivasiabsenteeism - tidak datang kerjapresenteeism - datang kerja tapi tak buat kerja
masa bersenammasa dengan keluargaambil cutibajet teratur
Substance Use Among Youths
My talk recently at the 5th ASEAN Region Primary Care Conference.
Topic for today:
Challenges of dealing with youths/key concepts of addictionsSubstance affect on the brainGateway TheoryCannabis UseChallenges / Solutions for treating youthsDealing with 2 problems:
the adolescences themselvesthey are at risk of developing substance abuseThey 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.