Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
On-line version ISSN 1678-4669
CALVO, José Carmona and NORIEGA, Francisco del Río. Historical analysis of the psychiatric reform in Andalucia: the beginning and the proposed. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.3, pp.329-339. ISSN 1678-4669. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2011000300017.
The following paper talks about the transformation process of psychiatrics resources in Andalousia, Spain. This article firstly describes the transformations happened in the last years of the Franco disctatorship and whose initiatives were set, almost exclusively, by the professionals, instead of the authorities which they were depending on. Secondly, the following period to the establishment of the democracy allowed and helped the development of sanitary politics that draw and introduced new methods of sanitary general attention and particularly of mental health.
Keywords : psychiatric reform; communal mental health; psychiatric hospital; model of mental health services.