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Programa de Accion en Salud Mental (Action Plan for Mental Health)

Ministry of Health; Mexico Country Resources Mental Health Strategies and Plans Mexico 2001 Policy document child and adolescent mental health, mental health care, mental health service, mental health treatment, severe mental illness, vulnerability

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El Programa de Acción en Salud Mental propone un cambio radical en la atención a los problemas de salud mental, ya que es la primera ocasión en el país que se adopta un enfoque integral, coordinado y con cobertura a todos los grupos de población. Dentro del Programa se contempla la elaboración de nueve programas específicos en depresión, esquizofrenia, epilepsia, demencias, psicopatología infantil y de la adolescencia, trastorno por déficit de atención, enfermedad de Parkinson, atención psicológica en casos de desastre y Modelo Hidalgo de Atención a la Salud Mental. La razón de concentrarse en estos padecimientos es que representan la mayor morbilidad e incapacidad personal, laboral y social en la población mexicana.

The Programme of Action on Mental Health proposes a radical change in the care of mental health problems, as it is the first time in the country that a comprehensive, coordinated and covering all population groups is adopted. Within the programme nine sub-programmes are developed, which refer specific to depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, dementia, child and adolescent psychopathology, attention deficit disorder, Parkinson's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder and the Hidalgo Model of Care for Mental Health. The reason for focusing on these diseases is that they represent the highest morbidity and result in physical, occupational and social disability in the Mexican population.

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