We often watch a scene of a mental therapy session on television where one person lays on the couch while opening up to a psychiatrist. However, is that an actual process of a psychotherapy session?
Prof Dr. Marhani Midin, Professor and Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at Dept of Psychiatry, Hosp Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, UKM, shares with us some insights into the actual process of psychotherapy sessions rather than just laying on the couch.
We also ask her about virtual assistance in psychotherapy and how has it been helping the psychiatrist to keep up with their patients in the session.
01:04 - Mental health in Malaysia - is it as bad as it looks?
01:25 - Young people are seem as the highest group with mental health problems
02:00 - Modernization as one of a factor of mental health problem
02:41 - Understanding the process of the therapy
04:16 - How psychiatrist assess the patient
05:05 - "We don't only treat the diagnosis, but we treat the patient"
06:00 - Virtual assistance on Psychotherapy
06:47 - Mental Health and Telemedicine
09:40 - Is the number of psychiatrists in Malaysia enough to contribute to mental health solutions?
13:00 - Public awareness on mental illness - has it improved or not?
15:01 - Seeking professional help is a normal thing
16:40 - How UKM address the rising cases of mental health
17:34 - Research on social-emotional learning among adolescence
21:10 - The first step for everyone to get mental health assistance is to see any doctor first