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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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PIMENTEL, Adelma do Socorro Gonçalves; DINIZ, Caetano da Providência Santos; VALE, Kamilly Souza do  and  BELUCIO, Franciélcio Ferreira. Men in Psychological Care in Basic Attention of Belém do Pará. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2020, vol.13, n.3, pp. 1-16. ISSN 1983-8220.

This study presents an overview of the main complaints reported by the male clientele when looking for a psychology service in a health center in Belém do Pará, Northern Brazil, through the mapping of visits in the period from 2009 to 2013. The method of this descriptive research consisted of collecting data produced by a psychologist during his clinical care. The main complaints are related to (i) anxiety, (ii) depression, (ii) violence between intimate partners, and (iv) other interpersonal conflicts. The data collected also revealed that men represent 41.2% of the clientele, concentrate 46.1% of the consultations performed, were mostly in the age group between 20 and 29 years old and tended to seek the service spontaneously. The discussion of the results pointed to the need to take into account the specificities of the male clientele and foster a debate about the men's health, giving it greater visibility.

Keywords : Psychology Service; Men's Health; Masculinity; Primary health care; Complaints.

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