Monday, March 20, 2023

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care

Poster for the 1st National Congress of Child and Youth Mental Health.

According to data from the Spanish Association of Pediatrics, mental health disorders among minors have increased by up to 47% due to the pandemic. It has brought fear and uncertainty and this is the reason why anxiety disorders are on the rise the most. In addition, there has been an increase in the prevalence of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. UNICEF also reports that 1 in 7 adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 worldwide has a mental health problem and that approximately 46,000 adolescents commit suicide each year.

These statistics serve to remind us that mental health care for youth is an imperative in any society building for the future. Protecting their self-esteem and the development of their intellectual and emotional potential is a responsibility that concerns all social actors.

In this context, the Colegio del Arjobispo Fonseca de Salamanca will host on 15, 16 and 17 February. I National Congress of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (, organized by the FUNDANEED Foundation, with the aim of disseminating the need for an interdisciplinary and global vision of child and adolescent mental health care, with health, educational and social services interventions.

It is a leading multidisciplinary meeting, Declared of scientific interest by the Spanish Society of Psychiatry and Mental HealthWhich will bring together relevant speakers from the worlds of health and education for the first time in Spain.

specialize in Child Psychiatry, Psychology, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatrics, Nursing and Teaching Over the course of three days, they will present a variety of cases and scientific advances to address current challenges of mental health in children and adolescents.

As the motto of the Congress states, “Early Detection is the Key to Improvement”Through various seminars, debate tables, workshops and presentations, emphasis will be placed on the need to address diagnosis and treatment at early stages so as to avoid acute phases or worse, that they become chronic.

Early detection of mental disorders in young people and adolescents is essential so that those diagnosed with these disorders can lead healthy adult lives, so investing in human resources in mental health care and the emotional well-being of children is essential. , adolescents and young people in Spain, given the lack of attention available to prevent and treat these problems, the paucity of specialized personnel and the systematic neglect of prevention and early intervention.

Registration to participate in the Congress, face-to-face or via streamingThe web will be open until next February 5 at

About Fundanied Foundation

FUNDANEED is a health and socio-medical center that, since 2017, has been working to guarantee the mental health and emotional well-being of families in Castilla y León, especially in Salamanca. It also provides direct supervision by the City Council, the Provincial Council and the Junta de Castilla y León.

Its founding objective is to provide a positive vision to the society while we all must take care of the mental health and emotional well-being of our minors and youth. Its main objective is to treat and detect neurodevelopmental alterations, to evaluate them in order to make a correct diagnosis and to propose, based on scientific evidence, the most effective treatments to reduce the various alterations that may occur.

The Foundation works to establish innovative and differentiated intervention models in traditional networks of social, health and educational care. For this reason, it applies the most advanced psychotherapy, psychology, neurocognitive, behavioral, linguistic, learning and specific educational strategies, such as physiotherapy treatments combined with new technologies, robotics, logotherapy, 3D, scratch language or augmented reality Huh. ,

The information published in Redaccion Médica consists of confirmations, data and statements from official institutions and health professionals. However, if you have any queries regarding your health, please consult your respective health expert.

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