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> Seeking mental health care: how likely will you ?, Counselling, Psychologist, psychiatrist

LazyKurosaki
post Aug 16 2013, 01:32 PM

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QUOTE(Stevecy @ Aug 16 2013, 01:22 PM)
Counselling. I too considered clinical but after some pondering I realized its not suitable for me  hmm.gif
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oo...i also planned to take counseling as extra knowledge le.. clinical psychology d main 1.. why not suitable for u? u dun like or?
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post Aug 17 2013, 01:37 PM

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QUOTE(LazyKurosaki @ Aug 16 2013, 01:32 PM)
oo...i also planned to take counseling as extra knowledge le.. clinical psychology d main 1.. why not suitable for u? u dun like or?
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Certain approaches are different if comparing between counseling and clinical, they deal with mental health issues differently and have different school of thoughts. But you might as well start a different thread for that laugh.gif
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post Aug 17 2013, 09:12 PM

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I wouldnt spend, friends & family support is most important for me.

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post Aug 18 2013, 06:44 AM

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QUOTE(Stevecy @ Aug 16 2013, 02:58 AM)
Unfortunately you might be right, but most people don't realize unless your case is really serious, most of the time you don't need to take any medication. Just talk to a counselor or a psychologist and work things out and then you'll be able to function independently with a bit of work. Instead of spending a lot of money long term in buying medications that more often than not only manages your symptoms and never your real problems.
dude no need to call sir  sweat.gif  Yes I am doing my masters, just curious that's why I started this thread.
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Medication is the only option when the patient is suffering from clear or
even borderline psychotic disorders caused at least in part by biochemical
imbalances in the brain.

One such person is definitely my younger brother whom I am unfortunate
enough to live with. I am virtually certain that he suffers from multiple personality
disorders - essentially overlapping schizoid, paranoid and narcissistic personality disorder.

If I had my way, I would start him immediately on a low dose of one of the
atypical antipsychotics -

Risperidone
Quetiapine
Aripiprazole
Amisulpiride


Or at least one of these older phenothiazines -

CPZ
Thioridazine
Haloperidol
Flupenthixol


This guy is actually a Principal Engineer at Western Digital, earning
close to $ 20,000 a month.

Counselling alone would be a waste of time.






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post Aug 19 2013, 01:11 AM

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QUOTE(gennee @ Aug 16 2013, 03:13 AM)

and since mental health is not given much priority over here, i dont know where to start when i really needed to get help. the only thing i've heard is "Befrienders" and how extensive and reliable of them helping is still questionable.

i was searching for counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist for someone very dear to me (he claimed he has anxiety disorder, from the symptoms he read online, i thought it would be good for him to seek professional help) and there isnt a proper channel for me to connect him to. all i know is i can start with a counsellor from unis / colleges and it's a matter of trial and error. if the counsellor is not suitable or the search continues.

and the fees for session isnt exactly cheap.
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You could try HUKM. I don't think there is any particularly long waiting time.
Just visit one of the $1 government clinics around town, or any private clinic,
and ask the GP if he can refer you to the psychiatric department there.

This woman in my office has an elder brother who has been referred there
for severe depression, and hospitalized several times in fact. I didn't hear
her saying anything about a long waiting period.

The last I heard, he was on a heavy regimen of at least three drugs - an SSRI
(I think citalopram or escitalopram), a tetracyclic (mirtazapine) and a benzodiazepine.
And he was getting them free, or at very low cost. SSRIs cost a bomb.

Otherwise, if his anxiety is mild to moderate, any GP could prescribe basic drugs
like Ativan, Tranxene, Xanax or low dose of flupenthixol for a start.


There are also quite a few supplements you could try, particularly 5-HTP an
L-theanine, the green tea amino acid.

https://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopi...post&p=61758700


Though there may still be one or two doctors there, the Befrienders are
usually manned by part-time office workers and students who have little
or no training in psychology.



You could try also contacting the Malaysian Mental Health and Psychiatric associations.


http://www.psychiatry-malaysia.org/

www.mentalhealth.org.my




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post Aug 19 2013, 09:46 AM

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QUOTE(Tham @ Aug 18 2013, 06:44 AM)
Medication is the only option when the patient is suffering from clear or
even borderline psychotic disorders caused at least in part by biochemical
imbalances in the brain.

One such person is definitely my younger brother whom I am unfortunate
enough to live with. I am virtually certain that he suffers from multiple personality
disorders - essentially overlapping schizoid, paranoid and narcissistic personality disorder.

If I had my way, I would start him immediately on a low dose of one of the
atypical antipsychotics -

Risperidone
Quetiapine
Aripiprazole
Amisulpiride
Or at least one of these older phenothiazines -

CPZ
Thioridazine
Haloperidol
Flupenthixol
This guy is actually a Principal Engineer at Western Digital, earning
close to $ 20,000 a month.

Counselling alone would be a waste of time.
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Yes, definitely if the causes are physiological in nature, medications are definitely required. But there are also school of thoughts that do not believe in medications at all blink.gif They rely mostly on their techniques and not on drugs I believe.
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post Aug 19 2013, 02:01 PM

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QUOTE(Tham @ Aug 19 2013, 01:11 AM)
You could try HUKM. I don't think there is any particularly long waiting time.
Just visit one of the $1 government clinics around town, or any private clinic,
and ask the GP if he can refer you to the psychiatric department there.

This woman in my office has an elder brother who has been referred there
for severe depression, and hospitalized several times in fact.  I didn't hear
her saying anything about a long waiting period.

The last I heard, he was on a heavy regimen of at least three drugs - an SSRI
(I think citalopram or escitalopram), a tetracyclic (mirtazapine) and a benzodiazepine.
And he was getting them free, or at very low cost. SSRIs cost a bomb.

Otherwise, if his anxiety is mild to moderate, any GP could prescribe basic drugs
like Ativan, Tranxene, Xanax or low dose of flupenthixol for a start.
There are also quite a few supplements you could try, particularly 5-HTP an
L-theanine, the green tea amino acid.

https://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopi...post&p=61758700
Though there may still be one or two doctors there, the Befrienders are
usually manned by part-time office workers and students who have little
or no training in psychology.
You could try also contacting the Malaysian Mental Health and Psychiatric associations.
http://www.psychiatry-malaysia.org/

www.mentalhealth.org.my
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thanks.

but i think my brother should talk to a counsellor or psychologist first. i doubt i want him to start with medication right away.
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post Aug 19 2013, 02:02 PM

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QUOTE(Stevecy @ Aug 16 2013, 01:19 PM)
You can try referring to the link below:

http://counselingpsychologyinmalaysia.word...ealth-services/

http://cpcsathelp.blogspot.com/

I think its not completely updated but its a good place to start.
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thanks. will look into this. smile.gif
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post Aug 19 2013, 07:26 PM

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Just found this link to the Malaysian Mental Health Association with a list of useful contacts rclxms.gif

http://www.mentalhealth.org.my/resources/d...lling-services/
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post Aug 20 2013, 01:47 PM

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QUOTE(CosmicMass @ Aug 15 2013, 11:29 PM)
Some people are afraid of going to one because they are afraid of what people might think of them.
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lol often heard this, but who cares lol not like you're going to spread it to the world..
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post Aug 20 2013, 04:56 PM

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QUOTE(dikae @ Aug 20 2013, 01:47 PM)
lol often heard this, but who cares lol not like you're going to spread it to the world..
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It's all in people's heads, overly self-conscious perhaps hmm.gif

Legitimate mental health professionals usually undergo training on professional ethics that teaches the importance of maintaining therapist/client confidentiality and when under what circumstances that these confidentiality be broken (e.g.: clients exhibit suicidal / homicidal tendencies etc) innocent.gif
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post Sep 2 2013, 09:50 AM

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Here's another useful link for psychiatric help smile.gif

http://www.mentalhealth.org.my/resources/d...es-in-malaysia/
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QUOTE(jangyeen93 @ Aug 15 2013, 05:02 PM)
Sadly, majority of the malaysians are not comfortable or open minded enough to seek professional help. Its a tough industry sad.gif
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usually, the family members of the mental patient would seek help for a specific mental patients, although it all differs



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post Sep 7 2017, 10:58 AM

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QUOTE(TheHelpTalk @ Sep 7 2017, 10:58 AM)
Dear Bros and Sis, i will be grateful if you could take 2 minutes of your time to complete this very brief survey regarding mental health in Malaysia(or your home country). It will only take 2 minutes!
We hope to create a lower cost alternative using the power of tech, your feedback will be extremely valuable to us!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDTM6FP

Thank you in advance!
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done. good luck with the survey. thumbsup.gif
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QUOTE(TheHelpTalk @ Sep 7 2017, 10:58 AM)
Dear Bros and Sis, i will be grateful if you could take 2 minutes of your time to complete this very brief survey regarding mental health in Malaysia(or your home country). It will only take 2 minutes!
We hope to create a lower cost alternative using the power of tech, your feedback will be extremely valuable to us!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDTM6FP

Thank you in advance!
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Have done survey and all the best to you smile.gif
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post Nov 15 2017, 12:34 AM

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how do i find a place to seek for help? i also don't know how the procedure works?

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QUOTE(amfiq1992 @ Nov 15 2017, 12:34 AM)
how do i find a place to seek for help? i also don't know how the procedure works?
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First, you can check and see if you have the symptoms. You can utilize some online tools for self-diagnosis. An example of such tool for depression is https://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/depression.aspx

If you think you're having mental health issues, you can probably just go to any private hospital's psychiatric unit and make an appointment with any of the psychiatrists or psychologists. Optionally if you want a cheaper approach, head to a government hospital's psychiatric unit but I'm not sure if you need a referral letter from a clinic or general practitioner for this.

If you need more information, the people at Befrienders would be more than happy to help if you give them a call or email them www.befrienders.org.my
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QUOTE(amfiq1992 @ Nov 15 2017, 12:34 AM)
how do i find a place to seek for help? i also don't know how the procedure works?
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If u suspect got mental illness,

1)go klinik kesihatan diagnose ur problem 1st. Then get referral letter to hospital or put u a fix date if they have psychiatrist there.

2)if u go um, go klinik ruka. Let them diagnose then they will tell u what to do further.

3) u call the private one to make appointments.


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