Malaysia Psychology Centre

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Sex is such a diverse thing, there’s no right way to have it and no one way of doing it. But it can play a big role underlying a relationship problem. Many men experience erectile dysfunction from time to time, this isn’t necessarily a cause for concern but if it keeps happening, it would be a sign of health issues: psychological or physical or both.

 
Erectile Dysfunction is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It’s also referred to as impotence.

 
Having erection trouble occasionally is common. But if Erectile Dysfunction is regular, it can cause stress, affect self-confidence and contribute to relationship problems. Problems getting or keeping an erection can also be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs to be addressed.

 
If you’re concerned about erectile dysfunction, don’t feel embarrassing to talk with your doctor and psychologist. Treating an underlying condition is important to reverse erectile dysfunction. It may involve nutritional medicine, sex and couple therapy.

 

What cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can be psychophysical event, which means it can be caused psychologically and physically.

 
Psychological problems – If you experience an erection problem in front of your partner, you may have performance anxiety and concern that it’ll happen again. This can lead to further anxiety and cause problems to erections. Or if your partner becomes critical and frustrated, it will be another stress to get your erection again.

 
Changes in libido – Sex hormone eg: Testosterone, DHEA and Progesterone, and neurotransmitters (brain chemicals): dopamine (which helps you experience pleasure) and PEA plays a critical role in libido. Deficiencies in these hormones and neurotransmitters may be associated with your ED. But low Testosterone is not the only reason of ED, it can be caused by chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, oxidation of cholesterol leading to hardening of the arteries, which in turn leads to low Testosterone.

 

Assessment & Treatment for ED
Laboratory tests – Male hormone test can be conducted to check the level of Testosterone and other hormone as well. Neurotransmitters test can be conducted to test Dopamine and PEA level. Oxidised LDL test can be conducted to check whether your cholesterol are hardening and blocking your arteries blood supply to your penis (www.MalaysiaLaboratory.com). Nutritional therapy to supplement deficient hormones and neurotransmitters and reverse cholesterol hardening and oxidation can be taken up.

 

Couple Psychotherapy – ED is not easily to talk about, but not talking about it can bring a serious damage to relationship. Couple and sex therapy can be considered to open the line of communication to talk about ED and sexual problems to resolve them.
Seeking treatment from psychologists, sex and couple therapists for ED can improve a man’s sex life by restoring back his libido and interest in sex, leading to a satisfying and intimate relationship.

For more information, please visit  http://www.psychology.com.my

International Psychology Centre
11-1 Wisma Laxton, Jalan Desa,Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 2727 7434
Email : PsyCare@psychology.com.my
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Blog: https://malaysiapsychology.wordpress.com/

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What is Anxiety Disorder ?

Anxiety is a common emotion we have everyday. It is natural body response to stress. This feeling is helping us to be more alert and prepare for action but when feelings of nervousness and worry become excessive, letting you feel difficult to control until overwhelmed, or even interfere with daily life, you may be experiencing an anxiety disorder.

Features of Anxiety Disorder 
The core features of Anxiety are excessive worry and fears, apprehensive about the outcome. It might come with physical symptoms such as trembling, heart racing, hot/cold sweat, dizziness and indigestion. It can be worse until you cannot go on with your daily routine.

Medication for Anxiety Disorder
Drugs for Anxiety Disorder are working on GABA, which is inhibitory neurotransmitter to help calming down the activity in the brain. Lack of GABA would lead to get anxious easily, unable to relax. The common drugs for Anxiety Disorder are benzodiazepines. It helps anxiety by binding on GABA receptors to reduce abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Benzodiazepines are very effective to relieve Anxiety quickly but in long term you will build tolerance and dependent on Benzodiazepines, eventually you will need more dosage or change drugs to feel the same effect. And if you stop taking them you need to deal with very unpleasant side effects.

Treatment for Anxiety Disorder
Biochemical laboratory tests – Neurotransmitter test is the best to investigate biochemical cause for Anxiety Disorder. It is evident that a lack of GABA, which is one of the brain neurotransmitter or brain chemical, was one of the causal factors for Anxiety. Neurotransmitter test not only just addressing the biological sign of your brain, it provides clues how to improve the biochemical with psychonutrition.

Psycho Nutritional Supplement – Psycho Nutritional Supplement can boost up the deficient neurotransmitter or bring down the exceed neurotransmitter, which leading to improve the mood without any side effect and dependency. In case of low GABA, giving GABA and L-Theanine is good enough to support GABA.

Psychotherapy – Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) is used to acknowledge the worry thinking in the mind, it is helpful to process the fear. Studied has proven EFT treatment able to relieve the intensity of Anxiety.

 

For more information, please visit  http://www.psychology.com.my

 

International Psychology Centre
11-1 Wisma Laxton, Jalan Desa,Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 2727 7434
Email : PsyCare@psychology.com.my
FB: https://www.facebook.com/dredward.chan
Blog: https://malaysiapsychology.wordpress.com/

Ruby is a 32 years old female who has diagnosed Depression 5 years ago. She has been using anti depression psychotropic drugs since then but she increasingly found this medicine doesn’t work well for her anymore. In addition, she feels apathy, diminished interest to everything and gain weight. Over a few weeks later, she starts to feel that her life is totally worthless to the extent that she even wants to end her life to get rid of her suffering.

Depression
Many people often link Depression to sadness or down swings in mood. But these are normal reactions to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments. Many people use the word “depression” to explain these kinds of feelings, but some people experience these feelings daily or nearly daily for no apparent reason, making it difficult to carry on with normal, everyday functioning.
Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general. When such feelings last for more than two weeks and when the feelings interfere with daily activities such as taking care of family, spending time with friends, or going to work or school, it’s likely a clinical depression.

Features of Depression
The core features of Depression are more than just sadness, and it varies from person to person. But if your symptoms occur frequently (three or more times a week, at least in two settings ie home and work), making you difficult to carry on your daily routine, you may suffer from Depression:
• Pessimism – see the future is hopeless and will only get worse
• Loss of pleasure – can’t get any pleasure from things used to enjoy
• Punishment feelings – feel being punished
• Suicide thoughts – would kill themselves if had the chance
• Agitation – restless ie: have to keep doing something
• Lost interest – hard to get interested in everything
• Worthlessness – feel utterly worthless

 

Antidepressants
The common drugs for depression is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), their mechanism is to block the reuptake of serotonin (a neurotransmitter that related to happiness) so that it leaves more serotonin to function for your brain. But this blocking is artificial and SSRI doesn’t help to produce more Serotonin, it will not help if you don’t have enough serotonin at the beginning; you will need higher and higher dosages and eventually it will stop working altogether. In addition, you would feel the side effect as well like nausea, headache, insomnia, diarrhea and decreased sexual desire. Once you decided to stop using antidepressants you need to deal with withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, mood swings and tremor.

Treatment for depression

Biochemical laboratory tests
Neurotransmitters test is the best way to investigate biochemical cause for depression. It is evident that a lack of serotonin, GABA and Noradrenalin which are some of the brain neurotransmitters or brain chemicals, are some of the causal factors for depression. Neurotransmitters test not only just inform the biological health status of your brain, it provides clues on how to improve the biochemical status of your brain with psychonutrition supplements.
PsychoNutritional Therapy
PsychoNutritional Therapy uses Psycho Nutritional Supplements which can boost up the deficient neurotransmitters or bring down the excessive neurotransmitters, which cause improvement in your mood without any side effects and addictive effects. In case of low Serotonin, giving 5 HTP and L-Tryptophan with other co factors such as Pyroxidal 5 phosphate are excellent to reverse low Serotonin level and complement well with Psychotherapy to treat depression effectively.

Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy such as Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) is used to identify the negative patterns in thinking and process unhealthy emotions to become healthy or adaptive emotions. Studies has shown EFT treatment able to reverse depression effectively.
Ruby had her neurotransmitters test which identified her deficiency for Serotonin, GABA and Noradrenalin for which she had psychonutritional therapy to complement 12 sessions of EFT psychotherapy. At the end of these therapies she was able to give up her psychotropic antidepressant medicine without any more withdrawal effects and was able to enjoy her relationship and work again.

For more information, please visit http://www.psychology.com.my

International Psychology Centre
11-1 Wisma Laxton, Jalan Desa,Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 2727 7434
Email : PsyCare@psychology.com.my
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Edward.chan
Blog: https://malaysiapsychology.wordpress.com/

 

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Do you struggle to get to sleep no matter how tired you are?

Or do you wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for hours, anxiously watching the clock?

If you do, you may suffer from Insomnia.

Insomnia is a very common sleep disorder that can make you hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. As a result, you may get too little sleep and feel tired when you wake up. Insomnia can take a serious toll on your mental and physical health, leading to memory problems, high blood pressure, weight gain, and impacting your immune system. Insomnia can also pressure you into relying on sleeping pills, sleep aids, or alcohol to help you sleep—which in the long-run only makes your sleep problems worse.

The causes of Insomnia include:
• Excessive worry over a stressful life event (health issues, relationship difficulties, job difficulties)
• Too much caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine
• Keeping an irregular sleep schedule (going to bed or waking up much later or earlier on some days than others)
• Stress too much about not being able to fall asleep
• Jet lag

Insomnia can also occur as a result of certain medical conditions, including:
• Mental health problems (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder)
• Medical conditions that cause pain (arthritis, vertebral stenosis)
• Neurotransmitters and hormonal imbalances (low GABA, melatonin and serotonin; excessive stress hormones: cortisol and adrenalin)
• Other sleep disorders (sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movements)

Don’t resign yourself to sleepless nights. You can seek help from a psychologist trained also in nutritional medicine to help your sleep difficulties. Addressing the underlying causes eg doing a neurotransmitters and hormone tests (see http://www.MalaysiaLaboratory.com) which will inform on necesssary natural nutritional medicine needs (see http://www.WellLab.net) and making changes to your thinking, emotional patterns, lifestyle, daily habits, and sleep environment through psychotherapy and counseling with a professional psychologist can help to overcome sleep disorders and you will be able to enjoy a good night’s sleep again.

Welcome to our public talk: Sleep Soundly Again
Date : June 17th 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 10am – 11am
Fees : RM 98
Venue : International Psychology Centre
11-1 Wisma Laxton, Jalan Desa,Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
For enquiry please contact Chloe: +603 2727 7434
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Email : PsyCare@psychology.com.my
FB: https://www.facebook.com/dredward.chan
Blog: https://malaysiapsychology.wordpress.com/
URL: http://www.psychology.com.my/

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Do you hardly get any sleep no matter how tired you are?

Do you wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for hours, keep rolling in your bed, anxiously waiting for time to pass?

It is very common we have trouble sleeping at one time or another. Usually it’s due to stress, travel, illness, sadness, or other temporary interruptions to your normal routine. But if sleep problems occur regularly, you may be suffering from Insomnia.

Lack of sleep takes a toll on your energy, mood, and ability to function during the day. But you don’t have to resign yourself to sleepless nights. Addressing the underlying causes and making changes to your lifestyle, daily habits, and sleep environment can help to overcome sleep disorder and enjoy good night’s sleep again.

Welcome to our public talk: Sleep Soundly Again

Date : April 15th 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 10am – 11am

Fees : RM 60

Venue : International Psychology Centre

11-1 Wisma Laxton, Jalan Desa,Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.

For registration please contact  Chloe: +603 2727 7434

Email : PsyCare@psychology.com.my

Blog: https://malaysiapsychology.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adultpsychology/

你看见一个可爱的男生跟他的朋友在另外一个餐桌上。这时候你对他有好感但却让自己陷入了两难:你要冒着被标签为“荡妇”的风险去跟他打招呼?还是试着跟他有眼神接触希望他能接受到讯息然后来跟你打声招呼,但你也要冒着他没有意识到你的讯息,对你没有兴趣,永远失去他的风险。

女生应该主动去接近男生吗?还是应该腼腆地传送女性讯息给男生,让男生去靠近她们?

这取决于你要什什么。你要与一个男生有忠诚长远的亲密关系,还是你只是纯粹与他要有性的关系而已?

男生喜欢那一个呢?

大部分男生会觉得主动接近他们的女生有一种难以置信的性感。他们喜欢充满自信、知道自己要什么和能表达自己的需求的女生。所以当你遇到你喜欢的男生,请毫不犹豫地去接近他,否则他将不会主动去接近你。

如果他没有采取任何行动,你也没有任何损失因为这个男生终究对你没有兴趣。他不要与你有一个你应得的对等关系。反而他当你是一个性对象。你可以继续对他玩女性游戏,当他有可能注意到你的时候传送讯息给他让他接近你。你可以展现你的乳沟,甩头发,抓住他的眼神,带有媚惑的笑容给他。但最终你得到的是一个把你当作性对象,而不是对你的个人特质有兴趣的男生。这只会为你未来的关系酝酿很大的麻烦,你最后只会落得用眼泪收场。因为当他满足了他的性需求后,他将会抛弃你追求下一个性对象。

所以你是没有什么好失去的。往你喜欢的男生的方向走去,如果他是你应得的男生他将会积极地回应你,这将会是一个美好关系的开始;如果他不是你应得的人,那么你已经把他筛选掉了,你大可继续往下一个可爱的男生前进,祝你好运!

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EVER WANT TO BE A SUPPORTIVE TEAMMATE OR AN EFFECTIVE LISTENER? 
We, International Psychology Centre provides a workshop: Counselling Skills at the Workplace, for you to learn how to be a better teammate and employee. This workshop is experiential and aimed at developing a strong foundation to be an effective therapeutic agent to help team members with various workplace issues. Being a strong therapeutic agents can also help you from achieving significant personal development!
This workshop also provides foundational education in:
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Empathy to people concern conceptualisation
  • Crisis Management
  • Different evidence based counselling techniques 
  • Developing counselling skills and understanding that support an orientation to wellness and prevention as desired counselling goals
The Primary Learning Modes of the workshop includes self-reflective writing, lecture, case studies, skills practice and small and large groups discussion.
To explore the secrets of being a supportive teammate, we share with you the effective ways to become a great therapeutic agent!

Public Workshop Details:

Date       :21st – 22nd February 2017

Time      : 10am-4pm

Venue    : International Psychology Centre Sdn. Bhd.

Speaker : Dr Edward Chan, Principal Consultant Psychologist

Fee           : RM 1,500 per person. [10% off for early bird_ENDS on 8th  Feb 2017]

For details, please call 03-27277434 or email to info@psychology.com.my or  visit www.psychology.com.my

Regards,

Sammy Sam

Supervised Psychologist

International Psychology Centre®

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