Reference of this article: Avellanosa Caro I. Child and adolescent mental health in Spain. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 1999;1:467-475.
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Children and adolescent Mental Health in Spain has historic roots that define and confer
The union between childhood and Mental Health has meant a double neglect that can
be seen in the lack of importance that this area had in recent years?transformations of
Mental Health in general.
The non existence itself of specialities in childhood and adolescent psychiatry and psychology
is a reflex as well as a cause of what we are talking about.
Almost in XXI century there are great general insufficiencies and significative differences
among Autonomic Communities and even inside them. The National Health Institute
has hardly devoted some efforts to this claim so assistance is poor, teaching insignificant
and investigation non existent.
Paediatric Primary Care is an exclusive space to detect these conditions, but neither the
professionals formation, nor the time or the relations with Mental Health make it easy this
necessary and urgent task.