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Mental Illness: A Global Economic issue

Mental illness is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide and people with severe mental illnesses tend to die of preventable conditions 25 years earlier than persons without such diagnoses. Distressing symptoms can be exacerbated by the

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Posted in Psychiatry, Psychology, Socioeconomics

Borderline Personality Disorder: The Introduction

  Today I return to write about one of my ‘favourite’ disorders or topics in Psychiatry; Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) (Emotionally Unstable Disorder in ICD-10). The main features include instability of affects, self image, personal goals, interpersonal relations and a tendency to

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Posted in Personality Disorders, Psychiatry

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: The Introduction

  Me Me Me. It’s all about me, the life of a Narcissist is self centred at the least. Narcissism is somewhat prevalent nowadays; in consequence of popular pop culture and capitalism. Some may say we have a societal narcissism epidemic

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Posted in Personality Disorders, Psychiatry

Psychopathy: The Introduction

Sad, Mad or Bad? We hear of them in the media, see them in fictional portrayals and dish the label to the most depraved individuals, but who and what are Psychopaths? What do they do and why do they do

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Posted in Behavioural Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychopathy

Personality Disorders: The Introduction

There are some people we meet and know whose traits and behaviors astound us. They may appear isolated, eccentric, manipulative or even abusive. It could be a friend, colleague, teacher, parent or even yourself. This is simply an introduction into

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Posted in Diagnostics, Personality Disorders, Psychiatry

Mental Illness in Nigeria

So I’ve already established I would like to do my dissertation on the economic significance of mental health in the UK and US. I’ve been indulging (yes I mean that) in all the research and data I’ve accumulated thus far.

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Posted in Psychiatry, Socioeconomics

Issues of Mental illness Diagnostics.

In the previous post I introduced the manuals used by psychiatrists worldwide for diagnostics. Inevitably, society, professionals and patients can face certain predicaments during this process such as perversion of justice, misdiagnosis, acute side effects from medication etc.. The toll this has

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Posted in Diagnostics, Psychiatry