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 […]

The tale of Tamedo: an inside look at a streetperson with mental illness

As a psychiatrist, one of the commonest things I find (besides people wondering why I chose psychiatry) is that a lot of people often think mental illness is “out there.” Something that happens to white people. Or rich people. Or people with nothing better to do. Or people who abuse hard drugs. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. […]

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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