PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION UNIT, OSHODI ANNEX

 

INTRODUCTION

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Unit is situated at Oshodi Annex.  It started operations after the Second World War to accommodate the discharged soldiers who had no home to go to after the war. The Unit then was technically a convalescent home which had three (3) dilapidated buildings housing mainly long stay Patients (both male and female). Resident doctors rotated visits to the Center on a monthly basis.

Presently, the Unit has a full complement of staff, an Out-Patient/Emergency Block, Consulting Rooms, Pharmacy, Medical Records, Account and Observation Units and it is functioning on a 24 hour/7 days basis.

REHABILITATION OF PATIENTS

The vast resources present at the Annex informed the need to start Psychiatric Rehabilitation Unit; the presence of poultry, piggery expansive land and the generosity of Dr. Abraham the hospital’s Philanthropist who donated two (2) ten (10) bedded Wards (male and female) to be used as shared Residence for recovered Patients.                                               

Individuals with Psychiatric disabilities have many of the same desires as other individuals in society – namely, to feel a part of the larger community.

Work can, in many ways, help individuals with Psychiatric disabilities achieve integration by providing a means to develop valued societal roles, reduce stigmatization, increase social connectedness and serve as a normalizing factor.

Psychiatric rehabilitation professionals play integral and valuable part in the lives of individuals with Psychiatric disabilities by integrating and implementing a variety of strategies designed to increase the community integration and independence of people with Psychiatric disabilities through successful employment outcomes.

The Rehabilitation Unit started a Community Program where adequate support was given to Patients before they are fully integrated back into the community. The support was mainly in terms of skill empowerment and Social Skill Training with adequate manpower support from School of Occupational Therapy situated inside the Annex.

Activities:

There are different types of community programs being done in hospital setting and in the community, for example:-

  • Shared Residence with 24-hours 7-days on-call staff
  • Supportive Housing leased or owned by the Hospital, with daily staff contact and support
  • Extended Community Service of graduates in their own housing, who have weekly staff support and on-call services as needed.

*What is suggested for the Annex is the shared residence with 24-hour on-call staff for the initial phase of reintegration of the patients with severe mental illness and residual deficits back into the Community.

The goal of this Phase will include provision of individualized coaching to support, encourage and facilitate goal-achievement related to individualized dream statements and progressive review of work within the seven domains of enhanced recovery by the staff of the unit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Way forward:

 

  • Work and education planning and support: encouraging participation in and supporting accomplishment of 20 to 30 hours a week of work and/or school.
  • Self-administration of medication; to include obtaining and setting up own medication, strengthening his or her understanding of medication, and reinforcing the importance of the partnership with the psychiatrist.
  • Weekly meal management; to include meal planning, food purchasing, nutritional understanding, and direct support with development of cooking and individual kitchen management skills.
  • Personal hygiene and apartment cleanliness; to encourage maintaining a clean and organized living and work environment.
  • Exercise; we encourage exercise at least four times a week.
  • Review of goals and their achievement.
  • Facilitating regular appointments for individual or group therapy
  • Developing substance-abuse relapse prevention plan (if applicable) and developing on-going addictions support.
  • Regular community meeting/meals for all community members helping to create a safe and supportive arena for discussion and mutual support.
  • Understanding of rules and guidelines in place to provide the optimal environment and support for individual recovery.
  • On-call support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Transportation, either by the Hospital or through public means to markets, banks and the community.
  • Scheduling of weekend and evening social, recreational, and community activities.
  • Coordination of routine and/or emergency medical/dental care to be taught to the patients.
  • The patients will be discharged into the community based on the rate of learning. However, a period of 3-6 months will be the stay period of each patient.

It is believed that once the patients can master the above routine and activities then they will be able to adjust and cope better in the community.

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Pediatric chronic physical illness and adult psychiatric disorders are substantial sources of burden for family care-takers, but little attention has been paid to parental burden resulting from children's or adolescents' psychiatric disorders.

Child and adolescent psychiatry or Pediatric Psychiatry is a branch of psychiatry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders in children, adolescents, and their families. It investigates the biopsychosocial factors that influence the development and course of these psychiatric disorders and treatment responses to various interventions.Contact our Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service Center
08155170000, 09060001907

Someone with substance abuse disorder (drugs or alcohol) and mental illness (depression, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, etc.), the diagnosis is called a co-occurring disorder. Any combination of mental health disorders and substance abuse or addiction qualifies for this diagnosis (sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis), such as alcoholism and depression, anorexia and cocaine dependence, post-traumatic stress disorder and heroin addiction, prescription drug dependence and anxiety, and more.

For proper diagnosis and treatment contact our Co-occuring treatment Center on 08155170000, 09060001907

At Total Diagonistic Center we provide special medical diagonistic services. Eminent Services, unmatched image quality and superior diagnostic capability make YabaTotal Diagnostics Center, the premier service provider and the centre of choice for numerous clients in Nigeria.

Individual differences in posttraumatic response and recovery are the result of complex interactions among person, event, and environmental factors. These interactions define the interrelationship of individual and community and together may foster or impede individual recovery. In attending to the social, cultural and political context of victimization and acknowledging that survivors of traumatic experiences may recover without benefit of clinical intervention.

For treatment and counseling contact  Traumatic & Disorder Center on 08155170000, 09060001907

Research

 Hospital Pioneers Research on Biological Psychiatry On Wednesday, 28th September, 2011, the hospital hosted a seminar titled “Building capacity for Neurobiological research: Endophenotype-based...Read More

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As an accredited post-graduate trainer for psychiatric Residency, the hospital takes in doctors for the six-year training on a yearly basis.

Medical students from all over the country also come for one research, training or the other while Nurses from various nursing institutions are also posted here for clinical experience... Read More

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