…some of life's toughest challenges are our specialty.
When life is more than you can bear, for you or your family member, rest assured you will find hope and healing at Synapse Services. We provide exceptional care for people of all ages — from emotional and psychiatric challenges to counselling addiction support. Our expert programs are specially designed to suit your specific needs and both our inpatient and out-patient services are easily accessible right here in Nigeria.
At Synapse, we address a broad range of psychological and psychiatric challenges, including: depression, bipolar and psychotic disorders; mood and anxiety disorders; alcohol and drug abuse; dissociative disorders as well as geriatric illnesses. Each program offers access to a full continuum of care, including acute inpatient care, residential care, partial hospitalization, continued residential care options and outpatient services.
Synapse's multidisciplinary team responds to each patient's situation with a commitment to individualized treatment that may include individual psychotherapy, group therapy, psychopharmacology and rehabilitation services.
Treatment at Synapse Services
The course of recovery from illness is highly variable. The smooth transition between levels of care, with the same hospital staff is a huge advantage of treatment at Synapse Services.
One more advantage of treatment at Synapse Services is our ability to treat co-occurring disorders. Most patients who are hospitalized for either a psychiatric disorder or an addiction have experienced the other at some time in their lives, and often together – the so-called co-occurring disorders. At Synapse Services we have long experience and great expertise in both psychiatric and addiction and our staff have the ability to recognize and treat both together.
Our ability to combine components of several programs or treatment modalities to suit the needs of a particular patient provides yet another advantage of treatment at Synapse Services . An individual patient’s program might include elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) directed toward emotional regulation, education about his/her psychiatric illness and its management, pharmacotherapy, behavioural skills training directed toward abstinence from a drug or alcohol and family work, to name just a few possible components.
For patients who suffer from severe or persistent psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder Synapse Services provides a Persistent Psychiatric Disorders Program. This is a longer-term, in-house-living program that supplies patients with the intensive treatment necessary to reduce the signs and symptoms of their illness, improve their interpersonal and family relationships and enhance their skills for independent living.
Our newest program, include our Music and Occupational Therapy Programs which are designed to provide a means for therapeutic expression and engagement through the use of music. It is also structured to serve as an avenue through which skills can be acquired and developed in the field of music. This program is an interpersonal program delivered by certified music teachers and developed with the help of clinicians.
An admission always begins with a diagnostic assessment and the development of a treatment plan. Typically these occur in consultation with the referring clinician. Based on the initial assessment treatment interventions might include pharmacotherapy, group therapy, family work and individual consultation sessions with the psychiatrist. Group therapies might include, depending on need, skills training, education about illnesses, psychodynamic process groups, DBT, 12-step groups and other forms of group treatment.
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