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Extension of Mental Health Services Through Training of Primary Health Workers

  • Carlos E. Climent

Abstract

One of the greatest concerns in the health field today is to contribute to the well-being of people by bringing health to the entire population but specially to those of scarce resources. To reach that goal, it is necessary to design effective systems. Unfortunately, in the psychiatric field progress in that direction has been slow; despite the fact that 40 million men, women and children suffer from mental disorders in the developing countries and 90% of them can not receive treatment because of lack of resources (WHO, 1975).

Keywords

Mental Health Health Worker Mental Health Service Health Team Progressive System 
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References

  1. Climent, C.E., de Arango M.V., Plutchik, R., and León, C.A., 1978, Development of an alternative, efficient, low cost mental health delivery system in Cali, Colombia. Part I: The auxiliary nurse, Soc. Psychiatry 13:29.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Climent, C.E., de Arango M.V., and Plutchik, R., 1983, Development of an alternative, efficient, low cost mental health delivery system in Cali, Colombia. Part II: The urban health center, Soc. Psychiatry 18:95.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos E. Climent
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversidad del ValleCaliColombia

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