Portugal and Brazil in the scenario of mental health

This article aims to discuss the intervention models in the field of mental health in Portugal, establishing distinctions based on Brazil mental health references. It is underlined that while mental health in Brazil was marked by the Psychiatric Reform, guided by italian model, in Portugal mental health is following the reference of Sector Psychiatry. There were four semi-structured interviews with professionals and Portuguese patiente relatives. The text concludes with the statement that in Portugal the Sector Psychiatric has not yet reached its full proposition of community care.

Mental Health; Psychiatric Reform; Sector Psychiatric


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