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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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COLOMBAROLLI, Maíra Stivaleti et al. Progress and challenges on the psychiatric reform in the Amazon: the perspectives based on the first CAPS of Manaus. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.3, pp.22-33. ISSN 1516-3687.

This article presents an overview of the first Center of Psychosocial Attention (Caps) established in the city of Manaus (AM) and the deployment of the principles of Psychiatrist Reform in the city. The purpose of the research was to bring out the conditions that are obstacles to the proper functioning of the center and for the success of the psychiatrist reform, using as an object of investigation the view of the professionals working in this health service. Results were obtained through semi-structured interviews with professionals, and detecting the lacks concerning the operation of the mental health support network in the city, preventing the Caps to provide the specialized service for which it was created, one of which the lack of integration of the municipal health network. That way, is shown the significance of promoting public that further integration of the health network in Manaus

Keywords : Mental health; Psychiatric reform; Mental health services; Caps; Public politics.

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