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Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 8:45am On Jul 15, 2015
Felixzo1,
social phobia is inappropriate Anxiety experienced in social setting.
The person feels observed n critized by others, do they avoid such gatherings
Symptoms includes trembling,palpitations,sweating excessive .......
Starts in early teenage years, could exist with other conditions like depression n other phobia conditions
Causes include genetic,cognitive n other factors
TREATMENT is both psychological n drug treatment.
This drug treatment must be for about 1 year to prevent a relapse of symptoms.

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Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 8:58am On Jul 15, 2015
Presher,
Pain in the head is too vague a complain! There a several types of headache, so you need to be specific in ur complain.
Are you sure it's a pain and not a sensation like peppery or Crawling?
What type of Pain? Throbbing, Stabbing, like a tight band around the head, .......?
This pain, what's the Intensity? Any other relieving factors or aggravating factors?
What side of the Head? Allover or located in just one Area?
How long has it been On? Does it occur at a particular time of d Day?
You need to be reviewed by a neurologist.

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Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 10:12am On Jul 15, 2015
Tayo2k7,
Hmmm! Where do I start from to talk about Depression?
Depression is a mental illness which affects a person's mood.
Everyone feels depressed at some point in their lives but it becomes a disorder if it goes on beyond a month.
Causes include biochemical imbalances, social factors such as loss of job, unemployment, martial issues, infertility, academic problems ........
Symptoms include low mood, low energy, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, weeping episodes,, poor or excessive sleep, feeling tired of life.....
Various types n severity depending on the presentation
Affects both children and adults, females and males.
CAN BE managed USING DRUGS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL MEANS depending on the severity.
If untreated, can progress to develop psychosis ( hallucinatory experiences, loss of touch with reality,.....) and eventually even SUICIDE
Tayo2k7 I run a mental health talk on Wazobia 95.1FM with lolo 1 Every last Tuesday of the month @ 11 am, we started talking about Depression last month n shld conclude this month.
U can tune in then n learn more.

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Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 10:24am On Jul 15, 2015
Tiffany,
Dreams whether at night or during the day are not bad.
It may become a problem if you don't sleep well at night or spend previous work hours daydreaming rather than been productive.
Like I mentioned earlier,dreams are just our wish fulfillment or repressed emotions.
Sometimes when we are under alot if stress, we dream more n the contents of our dreams are reflection of what have preoccupied our minds during the day.

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Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by Tayo2k7: 11:41am On Jul 15, 2015
NayaNdupu:
Tayo2k7,
Hmmm! Where do I start from to talk about Depression?
Depression is a mental illness which affects a person's mood.
Everyone feels depressed at some point in their lives but it becomes a disorder if it goes on beyond a month.
Causes include biochemical imbalances, social factors such as loss of job, unemployment, martial issues, infertility, academic problems ........
Symptoms include low mood, low energy, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, weeping episodes,, poor or excessive sleep, feeling tired of life.....
Various types n severity depending on the presentation
Affects both children and adults, females and males.
CAN BE managed USING DRUGS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL MEANS depending on the severity.
If untreated, can progress to develop psychosis ( hallucinatory experiences, loss of touch with reality,.....) and eventually even SUICIDE
Tayo2k7 I run a mental health talk on Wazobia 95.1FM with lolo 1 Every last Tuesday of the month @ 11 am, we started talking about Depression last month n shld conclude this month.
U can tune in then n learn more.

Thanks Doc. If this symptoms are noticed, what is the next thing to do, not all hospital has a psychologist where can one go for further diagnosis and treatment
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by surg411(m): 5:40pm On Jul 16, 2015
Hello Dr. I keep having repeated episodes of what appears to be night terror. My sleep pattern is quite distorted as i now have to wake up severally in the night. Please what can be done?? cry
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by hrhobi1(m): 6:03pm On Jul 16, 2015
Doc I have a cousin who just opened to me that he is addicted to crack cocaine. He uses about once a week. How can I help him and is there any hope of full healing.
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 8:03pm On Jul 16, 2015
Tayo2k7 if you or anyone u know have those symptoms, he needs to see a PSYCHIATRIST not just a psychologist because a psychiatrist by training can prescribe drugs in need in addition to psychological management but a psychologist is limited in that area.. U can find a specialist in govt hospitals n a few private clinics. Can also ask for a referral from your clinic to a tertiary hospital.
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 8:12pm On Jul 16, 2015
Surg411,
Night terror u mean Nightmares?
How long has this been On? Other than waking up repeated, do u Ve difficulty falling back to sleep in the early Hours?
Sudden terrors at night could be symptoms of depressive disorder. U need to be evaluated further to rule this out.
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 8:24pm On Jul 16, 2015
Hrhobi1,
This cousin of yours, how long ago did he start this habit? What other substances is he using?
Is he motivated to stop d use of Crack?
Does he realize the damages caused by crack... financial, health risk, disruption in relationships n Work?
Rehab from psychoactive drugs is POSSIBLE but wld require alot of work from his part.
U can help him by advising him to get help early.
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by Christmasdon(m): 9:58pm On Jul 16, 2015
Helo doctor i just sent you an email. Am waiting for your reply.
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 10:21pm On Jul 16, 2015
Christmasdon, I have just seen and replied your email. Pls check your box. Thanks
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by nelsoelomi(f): 7:51am On Jul 17, 2015
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Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 11:05am On Jul 17, 2015
With all d info you have given, ur brother needs to see a neurologist or psychiatrist cos they treat seizure disorders. It appears because of no treatment for years he has developed neurological complications. Get him to see one of the above named specialists so he can be properly assessed and treatment commenced.

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Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by nelsoelomi(f): 2:30pm On Jul 17, 2015
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Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 4:09pm On Jul 17, 2015
WHAT REALLY IS MENTAL HEALTH
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 4:43pm On Jul 17, 2015
MOST PEOPLE WOULD SAY THE ABSENCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS!
but guess What?
ITS WAY BEYOND THAT....
IT'S A STATE IN WHICH EVERY INDIVIDUAL REALIZES HIS OR HER OWN POTENTIAL,
CAN COPE WITH NORMAL STRESSES OF LIFE,
CAN WORK PRODUCTIVELY
AND ABLE TO MAKE CONTRIBUTION TO HIS OR HER COMMUNITY
World Health Organization estimates that 20% of Nigerians suffer from mental illness.
Neuropsychiatric conditions ranks 1st and accounts for 28% of global burden of non - communicable diseases while cardiovascular conditions comes 2nd and accounts for about 21%.
You may wonder why we don't hear of so many cases in Nigeria.
A MAJOR REASON IS STIGMA and people living in DENIAL rather than seeking help in the right places.

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Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by cktheluckyman: 12:56pm On Jul 18, 2015
can issues like masturbation or sex addiction lead to mental disorder?
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by jrogers(f): 3:03pm On Jul 18, 2015
nelsoelomi:

pls dr my brother have this seizures from his childhood to adulthood he is 31yrs now but his seizures is now worst because it damaged his brain to the extent that he stop talking not only that the worst part is that he dont knw the way to de toilet again he mess any where he is whether inside the room, outside de room even in the bus.
Pls what i can we do to restore his brain memory and senses?

You see a neurologist for this, this is not within the scope of practise of a psychiatrist. Besides there are a number of tests that will need to be done to determine how to effectively help your brother which cannot be done on Naira land.
I hope you understand. Though this might be a bit expensive but it will definitely be worthwhile, a least to give the guy some relief.
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 5:23pm On Jul 18, 2015
Nelsoelomi,
You mentioned two major things that caught my attention (1) stopped talking (2) messing himself up
When someone in that condition stops talking it could be mutism which is a psychiatric problem or neurological damage in the part of d brain responsible for speech. Was this Loss of speech insidious or sudden? Was his speech ever Slurred? Was it incoherent or irrelevant at any point b4 he stopped Talking?
Messing up himself maybe because of incontinence ie he can't really control his sphincters or because he may think he is in a toilet when actually he is in the bedroom ( this is now a prob with memory or cognition). Does he get confused around the House? Does he forget his way around the House? Does he forget details particularly short term Informations? Did any of the later mentioned occur at any time?
Seizure disorders are managed by both psychiatrist and neurologist.
Reasons being that;
Various Psychiatric disorders cld coexists with seizure disorders n cld be in form of cognition, emotion, affective or behavioural problems.
Doesn't really matter who sees him whether neurologist or psychiatrist. Both specialist may have to refer to the next specialist or better still, have to comanage depending on their clinical findings.
Untreated seizure disorder cld become complicated n result in severe brain damage which explains d neurological n psychiatric complications.

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Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 7:33pm On Jul 18, 2015
Cktheluckyman,
Sorry for the late reply, it was an oversight
I think your question should have been...
When does masturbation and love for sex become a Mental Disorder?
Some of our causal habits have the propensity to cause a mental disorder whether it be the everyday alcohol or local paraga ingestion, experimenting with cigarette, cannabis, cocaine, gambling, sex, inhalation of glue, drinking of codeine cough syrup, ......
The same basic rules apply to them all
Whatever the habit we choose to indulge in, we cross the line to dependence(what you call addiction) when ;
When our daily routine becomes preoccupied (actual doing it or excessively thinking about it) by these activities
It affects our personal relationships, work, quality of life.
We lose control to the indulgence.
Personal decisions and Attempts to stop activity always fails
Continuous indulgence despite been aware of the negative consequences on our health and life in this case despite the risk of Hiv, STDS, lose of monogamous relationships...
And Generally affects our mental health (ie the way we think, feel or act/behave)
In addition, sometimes these activities are accompanied by obsessive acts and anxieties to carry out the activities which leads to other mental problems n even psychosis as commonly seen with hard drugs/psychoactive substances

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Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by ehonda(m): 9:05pm On Jul 18, 2015
NayaNdupu:
I am a certified Psychiatrist with about 10 years experience in mental and psychological issues practising in Lagos, Nigeria. Have any issues as regards mental health? Let me hear and advise you.
Hi doctor, i have sm1 thats having sleeping disorder, he wake up at the meddle of the night talking and walking around, he had loose focus of his primary objectives by caring less about the important things and he keeps writing and doing analytical stuff thats irrelevant
Artimes i see him scratching back of his head.
He had been tru some trumer, and shock before he travel back from abroad.
Kindly advise.
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 3:21am On Jul 19, 2015
Ehonda,
I dont quite understand your last 2 lines however, when anyone suffers from sleeping issues that begins to affect his functioning, he should seek help.
This person you know who wakes up talking n pacing and doing irrelevant analysis should go n see a specialist.
Appears to be having a prodromal phase of a psychological disorder.
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by Redoil: 6:38pm On Jul 19, 2015
NayaNdupu:
I am a certified Psychiatrist with about 10 years experience in mental and psychological issues practising in Lagos, Nigeria. Have any issues as regards mental health? Let me hear and advise you.
your head correct. Methink beremx and her strange bed fellow will need ur help.
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by nelsoelomi(f): 9:55pm On Jul 19, 2015
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Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by Anyman: 12:07am On Jul 20, 2015
Good day doc, my name is Clinton. I have a great start up idea for the medical sector particularly in the mental health unit.
Since am not a doctor, I would love to discuss it with you and see how or if we can collaborate on the idea.
My mail is isidoreclinton144@gmail.com or you can still reply me here on nairaland. I have already sent you nairaland mail request form with another mail though.
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 3:45am On Jul 20, 2015
Nelsoelomi, that's why u need to get him to see a neurologist ASAP n Meanwhile I hope he has been using adult Diapers? All d best in your pursuit for medical help.
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 3:46am On Jul 20, 2015
Anyman, my email has just been sent to you. Looking forward to ur mail. Thanks
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by kelechiodo(m): 8:09am On Jul 20, 2015
Dear Doc, please my story will be a bit long.
My Dad retired from active service in 1999 and my mum became the sole financier of our school fees and otherwise. She is just a primary school teacher. As years go by, her complains became louder. In the year 2012, she started emaciating tremendiously, we ran series of test on her but all remain negative. After about 6 months, we dicovered that she has started forgetten things and this became serious after the burial of our father last year 2014 January. Lack of cordination and loggical reasononing started. We took her to a pychatirstics hospital and to another medical doctor and all diagonised dementia. But unfortunately, the drugs they prescribed for her nearly kill her. Infact, the drugs prescribed by the two doctors nearly turned her into zombie. Recongnition and movement (limb movement ) almost stooped. We stopped administering the drugs and she came back to her previous state. Now someone told us to take her to hospital for brain to be scanned which we are planning to do this week but the person equally told us that the cost of brain surgery is N500,000.
Doc, my question to you is; Given your experience, what is actually wrong with my mum. Secondary, can we get a cheaper and effective hospital where brain surgery can be conducted if it becomes necessay because this illness has actually costs us alot.
She is still young, aroung 49 - 52 years and no dementia in her family. Fourth in her family and the elders are bubbling fine and the father at 79 years is very sound.
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by NayaNdupu: 9:33am On Jul 20, 2015
kelechiodo:
Dear Doc, please my story will be a bit long.
My Dad retired from active service in 1999 and my mum became the sole financier of our school fees and otherwise. She is just a primary school teacher. As years go by, her complains became louder. In the year 2012, she started emaciating tremendiously, we ran series of test on her but all remain negative. After about 6 months, we dicovered that she has started forgetten things and this became serious after the burial of our father last year 2014 January. Lack of cordination and loggical reasononing started. We took her to a pychatirstics hospital and to another medical doctor and all diagonised dementia. But unfortunately, the drugs they prescribed for her nearly kill her. Infact, the drugs prescribed by the two doctors nearly turned her into zombie. Recongnition and movement (limb movement ) almost stooped. We stopped administering the drugs and she came back to her previous state. Now someone told us to take her to hospital for brain to be scanned which we are planning to do this week but the person equally told us that the cost of brain surgery is N500,000.
Doc, my question to you is; Given your experience, what is actually wrong with my mum. Secondary, can we get a cheaper and effective hospital where brain surgery can be conducted if it becomes necessay because this illness has actually costs us alot.
She is still young, aroung 49 - 52 years and no dementia in her family. Fourth in her family and the elders are bubbling fine and the father at 79 years is very sound.
Can you pls send me an email on nayandupu@gmail.com so we can discuss her health and medications ASAP.
Re: Psychiatric Doctor In The House: Advise On Psychological And Mental Health Issue by Christmasdon(m): 11:36am On Jul 20, 2015
Doc, i just sent you an e-mail.

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