Day 1 :
Southern Federal University, Russia
Sam Vaknin is a visiting professor of Psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and professor of Finance and Psychology in CIAPS (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies). He is the author of “Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited” and other books about personality disorders. His work is cited in hundreds of books and dozens of academic papers. He spent the six years developing a treatment modality for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).
Latest by the authoritative science journal New Scientist: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) kills 0.7-1% of those infected. 99% fully recover. 227,000 people had died so far, the majority of them were above age 50 and with pre-existing conditions (such as heart disease, obesity, smoking-related complications, or diabetes). The flu decimated 650,000 people worldwide last year, according to the CDC. The measures adopted by governments, communities, and individuals the world over are far more dangerous and detrimental than this or any other virus can ever be. This mass delusion, psychosis, hysteria, or panic is a first. The only comparable reaction to a pandemic happened in the 14th century with the bubonic plague (Black Death). The Spanish flu killed 50-100,000,000 worldwide. AIDS infected 45,000,000 and millions perished. Swine flu infected 61 million in the USA alone and killed 600,000 globally. SARS (2002-4) had a case fatality rate 10 times higher than COVID-19. There was no hint of panic or hysterical self-isolation. So, what gives? Why now? The answer is an effluent confluence of: (1) Ignorance functional illiteracy is at an all-time high and the education system had crumbled. (2) Social media fake news, rank nonsense, and conspiracy theories are the only pseudo-intellectual diet of most people. (3) Distrust of authority people distrust the government, experts, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, labs, universities, politicians, and the media. Instead, they rely on uninformed word of mouth, charlatans, and con-artists whose trashy wares are purveyed on YouTube and other such online unmitigated garbage dumps. For example: washing hands is good - most masks increase the risk of contracting the virus! (4) Narcissism Infatuation with one's self leads to extreme risk aversion and inordinate measures of pampering, self-medication, and self-protection. People consider their cosmically significant and unprecedently unique and treasured lives to be worthy of the utmost efforts at preservation.
PsyCare Neuropsychiatry Care Centre, India
Asif Iqbal Ahmed is a Gold Medalist, Post Graduate in Psychiatry (1995) from prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He retired as Surgeon Captain from the Army Medical Corps (Colonel) where he rendered yeoman service for 25 years in mental healthcare. During his illustrious career he received Chief of Naval Staff Commendation and citations for devotion to duty while catering to the mental health needs of the community. After retiring as Senior Adviser (Psychiatry) from Armed Forces in 2013, being a keen Academician and MCI recognized Professor has been teaching MBBS students and Residents in Psychiatry while serving as Chief Consultant at a Psychiatry Hospital providing comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and community care. He has been awarded European Medical Association award for Best Medical Practices in Mental Healthcare. His mission is to reduce stigma towards psychiatry patients by creating awareness and make care accessible. His areas of interest are geriatrics and dual diagnoses.
The COVID pandemic due to perceived likelihood of infection, perceived coping efficacy, financial loss, media exposure to COVID-19 outbreak, and quarantine measures is extracting mental health toll. The response to the pandemic with various countries implementing lock- downs, loss of access to mental health support, alongside loss of positive activities compounds the problem. Relapses are likely due to jeopardy in both the availability of regular medication and medication compliance. Non-availability of substance of dependence or medicines can precipitate severe withdrawal symptoms and result in inadequate accessibility to dwindling emergency services. Recent surveys show a 20% increase in mental illnesses since the corona- virus outbreak. To deal with the challenge of cross-infection from the onsite delivery of healthcare, telehealth and other remote forms of behavioral health delivery need to be enhanced. This a naturalistic, observational study analyses data from COVID pandemic collected on disease pattern, presentation of illnesses and utilization of mental health services. The total number of clinic visits showed a decrease by 54% with 33% fall in new cases during the same period. Admissions remained static, though 18% were directly related to COVID factors. Regarding the utilization of online services, the data showed 320% increase in number of downloads of the App with video consults rising by a phenomenal 1720%. The outpatient visits (total and new) showed a reduction in comparison to last year evidently as a result of travel restrictions imposed by the lockdown. There was a substantial increase in utilization of telepsychiatry resources that probably compensated for the service shortfall. The inpatient admissions remained static though the COVID related cases contributed to 18.2% of total cases. The study underlines how telepsychiatry services can effectively replenish face to face consultations in the face of the pandemic and quarantine.
Ms. Suchi, Laughter Coach, Singapore
Keynote: Adopting laughter therapy to get dosage of happy hormones to remove stress caused by being in slight pain, being depressed, being unhappy anxious or sad. Saying positive affirmations aloud changes body cell energy
Time : 11:55-12:30
MS. SUCHI is an experienced International Pre School Principal/Manager who picked up laughter exercises from many coaches around the world. She then designed ‘Laughter Therapy' which is being used in many places such as hospitals and Senior Activity Centres. She provides individual and group therapy in educational and home settings. A former Manager / Trainer is now engages in building social awareness about Holistic approach for recovery. Be it Depression, Anxiety caused by physical or emotional pain, Death in the family and the harm the unhappiness brings to people, families and communities. Her aim is to encourage people to seek help early and get on the path to recovery. Her works has been featured in local press, TV and Radio and has been an invited speaker at various community clubs and educational institutions. She has also been awarded by MINDS and various community clubs in recognition of her social work.
Statement of the Problem: There is a lack of awareness about what happy hormones are, how to use positive words to feel energetic and what can be done to get happy hormones. People tend to feel unhappy for multiple reasons and neuropathic pain adds on Stress levels of not only the patient but the caregivers as well. Being in pain, leads to feeling depressed and anxious in some cases.
Methodology & Theoretical Orientation:
Review of Books and Research shows that getting a dosage of happy hormones will not only ease slight pain of the patient but feeling happy will also have a positive impact on the recovery of the patient. Adopting laughter therapy and getting hormones which makes one feel good will help many to recover from Neuropathic pain /Long term sadness caused by having grief, Anger or Resentment, Depression & Anxiety.
Findings: One needs to work on his/her energies using Laughter Therapy which is a positive approach for not having Depression & Anxiety caused by Neuropathic pain. The therapy can be used as a Holistic way to recovery.
Conclusion & Significance: The Laughter therapy which includes ways to get the dosage of happy hormones promotes overcoming Depression & Anxiety caused by Neuropathic pain, is a fun way to manage pain. Repeated sessions to be conducted to remind patients that life while having pain or during the recovery should go beyond just seeking medical and counselling help and also include rebuilding Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Relational and Mental health. The model has been put together from for testing in many settings including hospitals, elderly homes and senior citizen centres. This is not a research book or paper. It is just an effort to demystify the help available for Depression & Anxiety caused by pain. It is an attempt to motivate and encourage people to seek help and take a simple approach to remember and work on all aspects of their recovery.
- Occupational Safety and Health | Research, Education and Case studies on Mental health | Healthcare-Associated Infections | Educational and Community Based Programs | Coronavirus and Mental health issues | Healthcare Research during Coronavirus | Public health and Psychological considerations
Location: Online Event/ Webinar
Therapy Works Islamabad -Drugs Addiction Rehab Center
Uzma Saleem is a clinical psychologist and she is also Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Advanced to Expert) NLPMP, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming NLP by American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, ABNLP. She is also an emergency medical technician EMT by Pakistan Red Crescent PRC and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council PHECC, Dublin, Ireland. She is a hypnotherapist, Blue Print by content free Hypnotherapy system, and certification is by Matt Gilbert, Central Training and Therapy, United Kingdom. She has worked in The London Welbeck Hospital, England by helping people in psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias and eating disorders .
The research was designed to study the parental attitude towards their physically handicapped children and also the perception of the physically handicapped children about their family support towards their parents. Sample of the study included 30 children, both male and female equally, and 30 parents. A five-point Likert type Parent Attitude Scale developed by Butt (1991) was used to measure the parental attitude towards their physically handicapped children. For children a four-point Family Support Scale developed by Naz (2001) was used to measure the perceived family support of the children separately devised questionnaires, ascertained information for different demographic variables such as age, gender, education and socio-economic status of parents. Responses were statistically analyzed by the means, standard deviations, t-tests, correlations and alpha reliability coefficient and ANOVA were also calculated to check the reliability of the instruments. Research finding showed the high reliability estimates of both scales. Results also indicated that family support was a crucial factor in the improvement of the perception of physically handicapped child. The scores of both the scales were inversely correlated with each other. These findings suggest that, the parents over guardedness and concern generally lowers perceived family support of such child. They perhaps want to gain more autonomy. The amount of care and over protectiveness may lead to low self-esteem and developed the learned helplessness in such children. The study tried to stress the need for further research in the field of physically handicapped children and their parents’ psychology in order to promote better relationships among them. The suggestion was also mentioned.
University Of Central Punjab, Pakistan