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Coordinating primary care and mental health

  • V.Martí Garnica (a1), M.D. Ortega Garcia (a2), M.A. Bernal Lopez (a2), J.R. Russo de Leon (a3) and S. Marin Garcia (a4)...

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Through the analysis of a case report to analyze the importance of the coordination between primary care and mental health service for a better management of an outpatient. It is known that primary care is the gateway to the patient in the health system. Therefore, the role of physicians headers is essential for diagnosis, for the start of drug treatment and referral to specialized care. It is known that one of every four patients have mental health problems. To meet the standards of primary care, physicians should ensure personalized assistance, integrated, continuous and permanent. Therefore, in relation to the accessibility of patients, it is essential to establish the diagnosis as soon as possible and initiate appropriate treatment to alleviate the symptoms of this type of psychiatric disorders and should track patients and their caregivers. For all this, it is essential that there is proper coordination between primary and specialty care in mental health. The interdisciplinary approach in these situations can assist the patient and family from a holistic perspective. This approach strengthens and reinforces the subsequent treatment, not only care but also evolutionary. Thus arises the interdisciplinary work as an opportunity to access the new and complex this social situation.

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Coordinating primary care and mental health

  • V.Martí Garnica (a1), M.D. Ortega Garcia (a2), M.A. Bernal Lopez (a2), J.R. Russo de Leon (a3) and S. Marin Garcia (a4)...

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Coordinating primary care and mental health

  • V.Martí Garnica (a1), M.D. Ortega Garcia (a2), M.A. Bernal Lopez (a2), J.R. Russo de Leon (a3) and S. Marin Garcia (a4)...
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