Empirical Study of Psychotic Disorder Patients in Nigeria

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Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria


A study on psychotic disorder ailment was carried out in this research paper where the target population consists of all patients that has any of the following five psychotic disorders: Menial Brain Dysfunction (MBD); Schizophrenia; Vascular Dementia; Bipolar; and Insomnia. The sample consist of five hundred (500) psychotic patients that were selected from the entire number of psychotic patients in the hospital records (files) from January, 2010 to December, 2014. They were selected based on their peculiar ailments with symptoms of psychotic disorders. The main aim of this paper is to examine the possible existence of association among these psychotic disorders. The specific objectives are to: determine the demographic factors that influence the levels of each of these psychotic disorders; propose appropriate model for each psychotic disorder; and d etermine the level of correct classification using each of these models. We observed that there exist strong association among these psychotic disorders except for MBD and Vascular Demetria. Nearly all the demographic factors under consideration are one way or the other influence the levels of any psychotic disorder except divorce, injury, and genetic. The percentages of correct classification using each of the models proposed ranges between 70.8% and 91.2%.



Bipolar, Empirical, Insomnia, Psychotic disorder, Schizophrenia, Vascular dementia