A Consultant Psychiatrist, Femi Olugbile, on Friday pronounced 90 percent of Nigerians with mental disorders did not revisit their medical providers for attention.
Olugbile, who is also a former Chief Medical Director, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, pronounced this in an talk with a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
According to him, such opinion will have unpropitious effects on both a particular and a multitude during large.
“90 percent of people, who have mental disorders in a country, either vital or minor, do not get to see any medical provider during all for service of their symptoms.
“So, they are not diagnosed or treated that is a shame, since they have a unpropitious effect, not only on a individuals, though on a society.
“Most people who have mental illnesses lift them about; it is like they are operative wounded. So, they go to work and live their lives.
“They are not unfortunate other people, though they are under-performing during their tasks or they are creation wrong decisions as a outcome of a illness. So, untreated mental illness, either vital or minor, carries a cost both for a particular and a society.”
Olugbile pronounced that, during least, one in 5 people would some time in life knowledge one or other forms of mental illness.
According to him, many of a illnesses that people have are not crazy such as hallucinations, schizophrenia, they are stress and depression.
“They are really common and mostly missed, since people do not even recognize them as mental illnesses, and they do not benefaction themselves to medical providers.
“They do not present, sometimes, out of stupidity or only since a comforts for involvement are not accessible or within their easy reach.
“Those consecrate a strenuous infancy of mental illnesses,” he said.
Olugbile pronounced that there were approximately 100 psychiatrists in Nigeria due to mind empty that had continued to be a challenge.
“Many Nigerian psychiatrists used abroad since conditions of work in many Western countries are apparently some-more appealing than locally.
“Also, many immature doctors cite to specialise in areas they cruise some-more ‘lucrative’ such as obstetrics and gynaecology rather than psychiatry.
“Efforts are ongoing to get some-more immature doctors to uncover seductiveness in psychoanalysis as a career.”
Olugbile pronounced that it was a plea and a nation has to consider of how to creatively yield mental health services to estimable series of a people.
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