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CARDOSO, Márcia Roberta de Oliveira; OLIVEIRA, Paulo de Tarso Ribeiro de; PIANI, Pedro Paulo Freire  and  MOREIRA, Ana Cleide Guedes. The way taken by users of a Psychosocial Care Center in Pará state: building itineraries in search of assistence. Mental [online]. 2017, vol.11, n.20, pp. 91-116. ISSN 1679-4427.

This paper aimed to know and understand the paths taken by users of a Psychosocial Care Centre of Pará state. The method used was qualitative, discursive and ethnographic. A total of 14 registered users were participants in this study. Interviews were analyzed according to the categories emerged from interviewed speeches and their sense of productions about therapeutic itineraries, which were: trajectory assistance care; access to health services; religiosity and mental health; users and their search for assistance when they are in distress. The therapeutic itineraries chosen by the users took in account aspects related to sociocultural context which they were involved, using the resources and strategies related to their own access in a formal health network service, as well as the relevant resources, religiosity and support offered by family and friends.

Keywords : therapeutic routes; mental health; care; psychosocial care center.

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