May 23, 2024

The President of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN), Dr Taiwo Sheikh, said a recent study has revealed that 85% of mad people in Nigeria are youths within the age bracket of 18-38.

The psychiatrist stated this in a recent interview with Daily Independent adding that the major cause of mental challenge in Nigeria has gone beyond drug abuse as the youths now inhale lizard faeces as well to get high.

According to him, “Our young men are sniffing lizard faeces, they are putting their noses into pit toilets to inhale things from there and they are also smoking match sticks. It is now beyond the abuse of drugs sold in pharmacies. Before now, when you talk of substance use disorder your mind goes to use and abuse of substances like heroine, Indian hemp or cocaine but this trend has changed.”

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