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Ejine Okoroafor, MD

Psychiatrist | Psychiatry

5440 W Sahara Ave Suite 202 Las Vegas NV, 89146

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Dr. Ejine Okoroafor is a psychiatrist practicing in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Okoroafor is a medical doctor specializing in the care of mental health patients. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Okoroafor diagnoses and treats mental illnesses. Dr. Okoroafor may treat patients through a variety of methods including medications, psychotherapy or talk therapy, psychosocial interventions and more, depending on each individual case. Different medications that a psychiatrist might prescribe include antidepressants, antipsychotic mediations, mood stabilizers, stimulants, sedatives and hypnotics. Dr. Okoroafor treats conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, insomnia, ADD and other mental illnesses.

Education and Training

VNPMU, Vinnytsia, Ukraine MD 1996

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Provider Details

Female English, Russian
Ejine Okoroafor, MD
Ejine Okoroafor, MD's Expert Contributions
  • I missed my period?

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  • Should antidepressants cause weight gain?

    Most antidepressants bear weight gain burden but for a few, like Wellbutrin. Address with your primary provider which is most appropriate for you. READ MORE

  • What is the easiest antidepressant to come off of?

    Possibly Prozac as it is long acting but then liaise with your primary provider for the best possible treatment option as that can be informed by other factors as well. Hope that helps! READ MORE

  • Can a breakup cause mental illness?

    We are all affected differently by stress and can develop anxiety or mood disorder in the same circumstance. Best to liaise with a mental health provider for appropriate evaluation READ MORE

  • How do I deal with depression during my period?

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  • How long does it take for anxiety medication to work?

    Various medications are used in the treatment of anxiety. Some are felt faster than others, as well as individuals reacting differently to the same medication. Your mental health provider would certainly be able to go through those various options with you, as well as discussing their risks, benefits, and alternatives. Hope that helps, and thanks. READ MORE

  • Is oversleeping a symptom of depression?

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    Typically, and with adequate treatment, people with depression and other mental health issues should be able to live a normal life and working as normal. However, people are affected differently, there are also varied severities of illness and other factors that might make one unable to work. This should be looked into and assessed by a mental health or primary care provider. READ MORE

  • Can bipolar people tell they are bipolar?

    In some cases, yes. READ MORE

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Medical Director Central Point Psychiatry 2015 - Present

Awards

  • Intern of The Year 2011 Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center, NY 

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association  
  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine  
  • Fellow of The American Psychiatric Association  

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Psychological Association, Nevada Psychiatric Association

Ejine Okoroafor, MD's Practice location

Central Point Psychiatry

5440 W Sahara Ave Suite 202 -
Las Vegas, NV 89146
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Get to know Psychiatrist Dr. Ejine Okoroafor, who serves patients in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Okoroafor, a licensed psychiatrist, is the Medical Director of Central Point Psychiatry in Las Vegas, Nevada. She works on the psychological well-being of men and women, with an ability to identify and treat all of the different types of psychological illnesses. 

Continuously advancing her efforts, she is an active member of the American Psychiatric Association (Fellow), the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and the Nevada Psychiatric Association.

Born and raised in Nigeria, Dr. Okoroafor initially completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria before studying medicine in the Ukraine. In 1996, she graduated with her medical degree from Vinnytsia National Pirogov Medical University. She had initially practised as an Internist with various NHS Hospitals in the United Kingdom , prior to relocation to the USA. Upon relocating to the United States, she completed her internship and residency in psychiatry at NYC Health + Hospitals / Harlem, and her fellowship at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College.

With over 25 years of experience, the doctor is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the professions of psychiatry and neurology.

Licensed to practice medicine in Nevada and New York, Dr. Okoroafor is also affiliated with Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services.

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Psychiatrists evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They conduct thorough psychiatric evaluations, develop treatment plans, prescribe medication, and evaluate treatment results.

Besides her academic pursuits, Dr. Okoroafor is an ardent writer with a flair for prose and poetry from childhood. She attributes her love for the literary arts to her mother, a dynamic Literature and French tutor who had kindled a great interest and love for reading books in her, right from a very early age.

Her passion for writing had since culminated in the publication of  7 books: A Rose in BloomPathos of a Wilting Rose, prequel and sequel respectively; Whimsical Rhapsody and Emotive Napalm; 2 collections of poems; and  2 children books, Inem’s Folklore Series: The Tortoise and the Birds, Adventures of Nana Jill : At the bakery and Broken Promise and other stories,  a collection of short stories.  The major themes in her books are for the emancipation and equity of society.

On a more personal note, Dr. Okoroafor is an avid traveler who has lived in 4 different countries and travelled to over 30 others.

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