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LEAL, Bruna Molina  and  ANTONI, Clarissa De. The Psychosocial Care Centers (CAPS): structuration, interdisciplinary and intersetoriality. Aletheia [online]. 2013, n.40, pp. 87-101. ISSN 1413-0394.

The National Mental Health Policy promotes the expansion of the substitute service's network such as Psychosocial Care Centers (CAPS). This study discusses the CAPS' structure, their interdisciplinary actions and their articulation with the service networks. From the finding of 51 CAPS in the Porto Alegre' Metropolitan Area, it was developed a online questionnaire and sent by email to the CAPS' professionals. 21 CAPS participated in this study. The results indicate that there is physical infrastructure and human resources needed for the proposed care. The interdisciplinary team is assessed positively, just as there are partnerships with health and intersectoral institutions through the realization of matricial support with primary health care's network and some attempts with the intersectoral network. Thus, we can conclude that there is an efficiently interdisciplinary work and there is an attempt of an intersectoral work, though incipient.

Keywords : Mental health; Psychosocial Care Centers; Interdisciplinary.

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