Extension of Mental Health Services Through Training of Primary Health Workers
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).
KeywordsMental Health Health Worker Mental Health Service Health Team Progressive System
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