Koro: The mystery of the missing manhood

Last week I shared the TALE OF TAMEDO: the story of a man on the streets. If you missed that episode, or you’d like to see it again in one piece, you can find it here. Today I’ll be shining the light on another often misunderstood aspect of mental illness. Enjoy. Most Nigerians are familiar with stories […]

How to recognise schizophrenia in yourself or someone you love

This is the second in a short series of posts on schizophrenia which I’m writing in commemoration of the theme for the 2014 World Mental Health Day (October 10): “Living With Schizophrenia.” If you haven’t read my first post, you can find it here. (The link opens in a new tab, so you’ll have no problem […]

What’s the difference: psychiatrist, psychologist & shrink?

This is a question that comes up pretty frequently, and someone just asked it again here on the blog a few days ago. Psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, shrink. To-may-to, to-mah-to? Or completely different concepts? My suspicion is most people have an idea that they’re all different, they just can’t put their finger on it. Well, here’s […]

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