Latin American Contributions to Psychiatric Classification in Primary Care

  • Dante E. Warthon
  • Talya Landmann
  • Enrique Bernal


When the International Conference on Primary Care was held in Alma Ata, Soviet Union, in 1978 and the slogan, Health for all by the Year 2000 was coined, the WHO Collaborative Study on Strategies for Extending Mental Health Care in developing countries had already been in progress for three years (Climent and Plutchik 1980, Harding et al 1983). Mental health care was to be offered by primary health care workers in the areas of the pilot study, which were distributed in seven countries, among them two Latin American ones.


Primary Care Mental Health Care Latin American Country Primary Care Center Primary Health Care Worker 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Akerele O (1987). The best of both worlds: Bringing traditional medicine up to date. Social Science and Medicine 24:177–181.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Climent CE, de Arango MV, Plutchik R, et al (1978). Development of an alternative, efficient, low-cost mental health delivery system in Cali, Colombia. I: The auxiliary nurse. Social Psychiatry 13:29–35.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Climent CE, Plutchik R (1980). Confiabilidad, validez y sensibilidad de los items de una escala de auto-reportaje de sintomas de enfermedad mental. Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatria 8.Google Scholar
  4. Giel R, de’Arrigo Busnello E, Climent CE, et al (1981). A reliability study in the WHO collaborative study on strategies for extending mental health care. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 63:61–74.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Harding TW, Climent CE, Giel R, et al (1983). The WHO collaborative study on strategies for extending mental health care, II: The development of new research methods. American Journal of Psychiatry 140:1474–1480.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. Kraudy E, Liberati A, Asioli F, et al (1987). Organization of services and pattern of psychiatric care in Nicaragua: Results of a survey in 1986. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 76:545–551.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Lima B, Busnello E (1986). The psychosocial components of health problems in primary care: A report on the Brazilian experience. BPA Quarterly 15(1):2–8.Google Scholar
  8. Mari JJ (1987). Psychiatric morbidity in three primary medical care clinics in the city of Sao Paulo-Issues on the mental health of the urban poor. Social Psychiatry 22:129–138.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Medina-Mora ME, Padilla GP, Mas CC (1985). Prevalencia de trastornos mentales y factores de riesgo en una poblacion de practica medica general. Acta Psiquiátrica y Psicológica de America Latina 31:53–61.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  10. Penayo U (1989). Experiences of psychiatric outpatient team in Nicaragua mental health problems seen in a primary care setting. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 24:151–155.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Sartorius N, Harding TW (1983). The WHO collaborative study on strategies for extending mental health care, I: The genesis of the study. American Journal of Psychiatry 140:1470–1473.PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dante E. Warthon
  • Talya Landmann
  • Enrique Bernal

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations