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How Sleep Deprivation and Talkativeness Are Indicators of Mental Health Problems

How Sleep Deprivation and Talkativeness Are Indicators of Mental Health Problems

Sleep deprivation research demonstrates that otherwise healthy adults who sleep poorly can suffer greater worry and unhappiness. Those suffering from mental health conditions are more likely to have chronic sleep problems, which can exacerbate psychiatric symptoms and even raise the risk of suicide. Though research on the impact of talkativeness on mental health is limited, there are a lot of evidences from the treatment of people with this illness that point to being mentally challenged as a result of jinn possession.

In this piece, as a continuation of our mental health series, our analyst and the contributor looked at how talkativeness and lack of sleep contribute to mental health issues. To determine the nature and dynamics of the two components from a spiritual standpoint, the case of a young lady was explored.

Ma’s Sudden Lack of Sleep & Loquaciousness

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Ma (a pseudonym) was in her early 20s. I didn’t know her until she started having three ‘strange’ symptoms. She would talk for a long time, far longer than she used to. She no longer slept at night. Her continuous chatter kept everyone around her awake. If she didn’t sleep, no one else would either! Also, she was not worried about her single jilbab (a long, non-tight head covering used by Muslim women). She would wear it every day for days. Because of these red flags, our local mosque decided to take care of her. We resorted to this because her father and mother were separated.

These symptoms were similar to those associated with Jinn possession. However, we didn’t conclude yet for several reasons. One, Ma had a traumatic childhood experience. Two, Ma’s father was accused of amassing wealth through diabolical means; Ma’s mother affirmed the allegation. However, the father had lost almost everything he acquired when Ma’s symptoms manifested. Then, Ma’s association with a young guy before the case began was questionable. As our norm, we decided to opt for two therapies: Islamic exorcism to test for the presence of Jinn, and/or clinical psychiatric test/treatment.

Read How Do You Bring Jinns Into Your Life?

The first, second and third exorcisms and clinical psychiatry

Hearing about Ma’s case, the Imam of the mosque performed Islamic exorcism to test for the presence of Jinn. At a point in the recitation, she covered her ears with her hands. She then had a short nap. Everyone thought she was possessed by a Jinn. Her previous symptoms continued on the second day. The exorcism was repeated for the second time. The Imam later stressed that her case wasn’t about Jinn possession. For the third time, a professional Islamic exorcism, Mallam Musa, also diagnosed her for Jinn possession and nothing was found. As an experienced and enlightened practitioner with 12 years of practice, he suggested Ma be scheduled for a clinical mental test and treatment. At the hospital, Ma tested positive. She needed thorough mental care.

Read How to Identify Authentic Islamic Exorcists

What did we learn from Ma’s case?

Ma’s case provided us with some insights. First, some traumatic experience symptoms may share some similarities with symptoms of Jinn possession. So, don’t conclude until you run a holistic therapy on those who have lived through it. Second, Islamic exorcists who are enlightened about the biopsychosocial components of mental health are the round peg in the round hole of Islamic exorcism. They aren’t after monetary benefits. Third, be very careful of being the source of people’s traumatic experiences. Fourth, native intelligence shouldn’t be sidelined. Finally, avoid becoming overly individualistic; instead, identify with your community. Ma’s parents, especially the father, were very lackadaisical about Ma’s mental health; it was the mosque that covered 90% of her hospital bills and other alternative care she received.

Umar Olansile Ajetunmobi, an independent, interdisciplinary researcher with special interests in political, (mental) health, development, and digital media communication, contributes to the development of this piece through his skills and knowledge garnered over the years.

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