The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Centre is a segment of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital,Yaba, Lagos which caters through multidisciplinary approach for the mental health needs of children under the age of 18 years living with mental illness and those of them who suffer disability from it.

The unit is headed by ADNS Akingbohungbe.




  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Assessment of new cases by nurses, refer patients for further assessment by the psychiatrist, guide patients through the process of registration and other activities. Also, the nurse ensures clients' needs are met and protect clients' right. In addition, the nurse counsel the patients and their family members. Participation in consultant ward round and case presentation with team members on Monday is of utmost importance.


  • Tuesday and Thursday: General out patient clinic, new cases and emergencies are seen. Nurses perform clinical assessment, vital signs, progress reports of individual patients since last visit, accurately observing and documenting the patient's behavior. Psychoeducation by 8am daily.




  • Implementation of nursing care plan to maintain high standard of nursing.
  • Ensuring availability of me necessary equipments and materials used in the clinic for the patients.
  • Ensuring the cleanliness of the clinic.
  • Liasing with other departments and units for effective care of the patients.


Nurses are actively involved in coordination and participation of the following activities:

  • AFPAS- Autism support group
  • WHO Autism Awareness month
  • Children's day celebration
  • Organizing health walk and outreach around the community to sensitize the public about child mental health disorders and accessibility to care.
  • Nurses continuous education and case presentation comes up weekly on Mondays or any other day as time permits, which includes Nursing Students participation whenever the need arises.
  • The unit also provide facilities for those that cannot be managed by family.
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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

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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





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


 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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