|Dr. Adedayo Adewumi|
Relatives of 29-year-old graduate of Anatomy, Dr. Adedayo Adewumi, have been thrown into confusion following his disappearance.
It was gathered that Adedayo, a first time visitor to Lagos, went missing on August 27 after he....step out of the house for fresh air.
The family told our correspondent that Adedayo came to Lagos State from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on August 22 and was staying with some family members on Alawode Street, Kilo, in the Surulere area of the state.
Adedayo was said to have stepped out of the house on the fateful day for fresh air after a power outage. He was said to have left the house without his cell phone.
His father, a retired engineer with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Ademola Adewumi, told our correspondent that he was worried because the missing man was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2006 while studying Medicine at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State.
Schizophrenia is defined by the dictionary of Medicine as a mental disorder often characterised by abnormal social behaviour and failure to recognise what is real.
According to the dictionary, common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, auditory hallucinations, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and lack of motivation. The disorder is thought to mainly affect the ability to think. People with schizophrenia are likely to have additional conditions, including major depression and anxiety disorders.
The condition is said to have posed a lot of challenges to Adedayo when he was a student of Medicine. Unable to cope with Medicine, he had to change to Anatomy.
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