Dr Aili Hanim Hashim
Masters of Psychological Medicine (UM) Certificate in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Australia)
License/ Professional Membership
Malaysian Psychiatry Association (MPA) Malaysian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association (MYCAPs)
Board Member of Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Health Professionals (ASCAPAP)
Dr Aili works with children, adolescents and young adults. Her main interest is working with depressed and anxious adolescents and young adults, adolescents and adults with ADHD or struggling to perform, and those who experienced a difficult childhood. She sees and assesses children, adolescents and young adults with mental health difficulties presenting as development, behaviour, learning, work and relationship difficulties.
Dr Aili predominantly uses psychodynamic understanding to assess and manage individuals with mental health difficulties. From these assessments, she discusses with the families and the individuals in terms of possibly could be the problem(s) and what possible intervention and management plans are available.
In cases of children, Dr Aili assesses them and then discusses potential forms of intervention with the parents. Dr Aili will then make the necessary recommendation/ referral, e.g., the need for behaviour intervention or parenting. Similarly, she uses the same understanding in adolescents and adults to figure out why the individual is struggling and possible intervention strategies.
Dr Aili works using a bio-psychosocial approach. Her work focuses on individual work (talking therapy) with individuals with mental health difficulties. The individual work is combined with medication (pharmacological approach) when necessary. The pharmacological approach will help improve one’s mood while the individual work aids the individual to recognise their struggles and challenges and find ways of changing. Hopefully, these individuals can change their perception of themselves and handle their challenges better with an increased understanding of themselves and their struggles.
Dr Aili converses in English and Bahasa Malaysia.