Psicologia: ciência e profissão
versão ISSN 1414-9893
BALLARIN, Maria Luisa Gazabim Simões; MIRANDA, Iara Monteiro Smeke de e FUENTES, Ana Carolina de Ramos Castelhano. Psychosocial care center : publications from 1997 to 2008: an overview. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.4, pp. 726-737. ISSN 1414-9893.
The Psychosocial Care Centers (CAPS) are characterized as strategic services in the articulation of mental health care and attention network services and have been gradually introduced due to the changes that occurred in the psychiatric care in Brazil, considering the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill people, the psychosocial rehabilitation and the psychiatric reform movements. Considered as services that determine a recent history of attention to mental health, they deserve to be systematically studied. This paper aims to examine the scientific publications related to the CAPS produced between 1997 and 2008. It is characterized as a descriptive and quantitative-qualitative study. The bibliographical research was carried out using LILACS and SciELO databases. The results showed a predominance of papers published in scientific journals, and the themes related to the services offered by the mental health network, the organization, the evaluation and the projects developed at the CAPS, the theoretical analyses of the psychiatric reform and the clinical, epidemiological and socio-anthropological studies prevailed. The research showed the relevance of identifying the key aspects of the scientific production on CAPS, considering the psychiatric reform context and the new ways of giving assistance in mental health, thus allowing the apprehension of a panoramic view of this field of study.
Palavras-chave : Psychosocial Care Center (CAPS); Bibliographical research; atric reform; Mental health services..