Friday, March 24, 2023

The ‘2.0’ Mental Health Strategy makes it a priority for quantitative areas

More than a year has passed since the last approved Mental Health Strategy, which replaced the one from 2009-2013, and although in these almost 500 days the document has not been “out of date”, it has been refined to include improvements. and things are not taken into account in the sense of being born. These include questions related to the number of places required, the property of Children and Youth Psychiatry or the rights of patients.

“Military is a guide document for autonomous communities to orient themselves, but it needs periodic revisions. A lot has happened in the year but it has not been left, because it turns out that there are supplies that are born with a bad plan. And we want to try to review it to try to improve it”, Víctor Pérez Sola, president of the Spanish Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health (Sepsm), in presentations to Medical Writing.

In this sense, this project has introduced important innovations such as the creation of indexes and the determination of a specific budget, the result of the wide participation of professional preparation. However, due to the mental developments in Health, there are aspects that “were not thought of and do not appear there.” For example, although the property of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is contained, Pérez insists “not to measure the number of places that are required”: “For at the moment, what is offered is still scarce. We have a serious problem, both in Mental Health, as in Psychiatry, there is a significant lack psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health nurses and this plan does not alleviate the lack of doctors”.

On the other hand, individual rights and humanizations have their part in this guide, but it is highlighted by Sepsmo that what needs to be done to reduce these limitations is to be specified in the rights of patients. “We need to be very rooted with defense, with restraint and voluntary entry,” says the president.

National Suicide Prevention Plan

Also, that the national suicide plan is still considered by the Health, which challenges the plan to develop activities, for this reason, its preparation continues to be one of the main requests of professionals. Although this problem is included in various war points and the telephone number 024 has been launched to check these figures, it is not enough according to experts.

“The Ministry of Health is very much in favor of these suicide prevention plans, which are carried out by autonomous communities, the problem is that if national standards are not set, each territory puts a different program and increases the inequality in the population”, regret. Pérez, who adds that the document also provides the necessary procedures to carry out the relevant activities in each community.

Harm to patients with exchange thoughts

According to the department requested by Carolina Darias, this project was created with the aim of providing a useful tool to promote people’s good health, providing comprehensive care to people with mental health problems, supporting their families and promoting a comprehensive model. and community care that supports recovery and social integration.

In order to achieve these goals, greater than ever care is needed throughout the age. This is proven to be the creation of a new medical specialty Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, whose first professionals will leave the MIR route in 2027, although other exceptional formulas will also be added to the property. “This means that we will have doctors only to treat mental illnesses in young people up to 18 years of age. The subspecialization will be later in Psychogeriatrics because they also require specific guidelines and treatments for these ages,” says Pérez. .

However, age stratification is not the “biggest concern” for professionals, but the loss of patients when switching from one technique to another. In the words of the president of the Sepsm, when those at the age of 18 are treated as adults, they are not affected. “Because they don’t want to, or because the system doesn’t have the capacity it should have, so that this doesn’t happen, the same thing happens with psychogeriatricians. When they leave, it’s as if the health centers and the mental machines have disappeared,” he explains, while urging that these connections increase and patients let them not perish nor be taken care of.

Although they contain statements, information or notes from institutions or health professionals, the information contained in Redacción Médica has been published and prepared by journalists. We recommend that the reader consult a healthcare professional with any health questions.

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