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MONTANARI, Atílio José. Avaliação da implantação do Centro de Atenção Psico-Social em Cataguases - MGThe implantation's evaluation of the Social Psico Attention's Center (CAPS) in Cataguases - MG. Mental [online]. 2005, vol.3, n.4, pp. 83-114. ISSN 1679-4427.

ABSTRACT The CAPS were implemented in Brazil in result of the new kind of treatment to the mental patient that prioritizes the attendance out of the mad-houses. In the CAPS, there is an effort to introduce the subject in the society, through an interdisciplinar action that tries to reintegrate him in the world, with his duties and rights. This work presents as main objectives to trace the profile of the Cataguases CAPS´s users, to evaluate the functioning of the service through data collected in the psychiatric clinic of reference of the city, to evaluate the level of functioning of the technician that work in the institution and to know the impact caused in the society for the activities developed in the CAPS. The majority of the users of the CAPS is men, single, adults (between 31 and 40 years old), live with their parents, don't have dependents, is retired and receives a minimum wage monthly. The diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia was the most frequent (48% of the users), followed by oligophrenia (15%). About 25% of the users had presented problems like epilepsy (15%). The majority of the users had never been interned in mad-houses (45%), but 5% of them had already been interned for more than 10 times (these patients live in hostile environment, in a low level of quality of life). This research shows that some actions should be taken in order to reduce the problems of the CAPS´s patients and it also shows that some administrative actions must be taken in the CAPS´s management. The great utility of this article is to supply datas to be compared to the ones of the other places because there is little information available.

Keywords : Public health; Menthal health; Diagnostic.

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