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  • SPECIAL INVITATION TO BOOK PRESENTATION AND LAUNCH

    SPECIAL INVITATION TO BOOK PRESENTATION AND LAUNCH

    YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE PRESENTATION OF THE LONG-AWAITED BOOK ON SPOUSAL ABUSE Coping with Spousal Abuse: The Complete Guide Author: Ola Ibigbami

  • An Insight-filled New Year!

    An Insight-filled New Year!

    Dear mentally conscious reader, I welcome you to the year 2022. Less than 24 hours ago, most of us bade farewell to 2021. Personally, my subjective experience of 2021, was that of a year that seemed shorter than previous years. Indeed, I made remarkable progress in my personal and family life. It all started with […]

  • Feed Your Mind

    Feed Your Mind

    Why do we behave the way we behave? Every human behavior is a product of learning. Learning is said to have taken place when we have been able to change/modify our behavior in response to our experiences. Rewarding an individual (irrespective of age) for a good behavior reinforces that behavior and increases the likelihood of […]

  • Simply “Mad” or “Mentally ill”? (Episode 2)

    Simply “Mad” or “Mentally ill”? (Episode 2)

    In the field of mental health, diagnosis of mental illness is always made following guidelines. These guidelines were never made arbitrarily but through a painstaking process of research and evidence across diverse populations. There are some clinically significant forms of behavior that are peculiar to specific cultures. Such culture-bound syndromes in mental health are also […]

  • Anger (The Final Episode )

    Anger (The Final Episode )

    When the emotion of anger is allowed to control our actions, the risk of untoward outcomes is quite high. The rationality of an individual’s behavior when angry cannot be guaranteed.  Lots of people have carried out acts that are more damaging than the actions that provoked their reactions. Many have hurt their spouses or fatally […]

  • Fake News: Testing the Boundaries of Reality in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Fake News: Testing the Boundaries of Reality in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As we continue the war against the COVID-19 Pandemic, a relevant battle in this war will be the one we have to fight against fake news. While it is a good thing that we have access to information and can disseminate the same easily, we must consider the flip side; the possibility of disseminating false […]

  • The Power of Worrying

    The Power of Worrying

    Ayade recently acquired a new Toyota Corolla saloon car. Being a stickler to rules and regulations, he told his wife he wasn’t going to drive the vehicle until all his papers were complete. He then put a call through to Mr. Ejire, the insurance man who had been helpful to a number of his friends […]

  • More on “Sleep and Mental Health”

    More on “Sleep and Mental Health”

    One typical question psychiatrists always have to answer is; “Doctor, why are you giving me sleeping pills?”. In fact, our major drugs were previously regarded as “Major” or “Minor” “tranquillizers” (laying emphasis on the ability of the drugs to induce changes in the pattern of sleep). When we prescribe these medications for treating mental illness, […]