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Saturday : 8.30am – 12.30pm
Dr. Norizan Othman
MBBS (MMMC), MRCPsych (UK)
Dr. Norizan Othman graduated from Melaka Manipal Medical College (twinning program in India & Malaysia) in the year 2012. Thereafter, she pursued her interest in the psychiatry field, and successfully became Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2019. She had worked in the psychiatry department for 8 years with a lot of experience as a speaker on mental health awareness in a variety of populations ranging from children & adolescents age group, and general adults to the old age groups.
What is the role of a psychiatrist?
Psychiatrists assess your mental and physical symptoms. They make a diagnosis and work with you to develop a management plan for your treatment and recovery. Psychiatrists provide psychological treatment, prescribe medications, including holistic approaches as part of the treatment. As part of their work, a psychiatrist can:
- Provide urgent care for a sudden mental illness.
- Help you to manage a long-term mental health condition.
- Provide advice about lifestyle changes.
- Work with you individually, or with you and your partner, family or carers.
- Provide second opinions and advice to other doctors and health professionals.
- Refer you to other health professionals such as clinical psychologist, physiotherapist, or occupational therapist.
When do you need to see a psychiatrist?
You should always seek professional advice from a psychiatrist if:
- Problems adjusting after major life changes or stress.
- Anxiety, worry or fear.
- Depressed or low mood that doesn’t go away.
- Suicidal thinking
- Thoughts of hurting other people
- Hurting yourself on purpose
- Too much energy, being unable to sleep, wind down or relax.
- Constant negative thoughts
- Obsessional thinking
- Feeling on edge or jumpy
- Feeling like people are after you or want to harm you.
- Hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that aren’t there)
- Delusions (fixed beliefs with no basis in reality)
- Rushing, disjointed thoughts
- Out of control alcohol or drug use
- Problem gambling, gaming or other addictive behaviours
- Problems around body image, eating or dieting.
- Memory problems
- Poor concentration and attention, hyperactivity
- Violence, agitation or emotional outburst
- Insomnia and other sleep problems
- Conditions that start in childhood such as autism, intellectual disability and childhood anxiety.