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CARDOSO DE SOUZA, Ândrea; DE FREITAS GULJOR, Ana Paula  and  LIMA DA SILVA, Jorge Luiz. Reflating on psychosocial attention centers. av.enferm. [online]. 2014, vol.32, n.2, pp.292-298. ISSN 0121-4500.

Background: The Psychiatric Reform process currently underway in Brazil points to the construction and adoption of new mental health practices, among which is the implementation of Psychosocial Attention Centers (PAC). The Brazilian Health Ministry adopted this device as the main strategy for coping with the traditional welfare model. Objectives: This article aims to perform reflection on the importance of psychosocial, political and social project in the production of new directions for mental illness. Methodology: This is a study of literature review of qualitative approach. Results: It was felt that the difficulty of inserting these services more widely in the territory constitutes a hindrance to the promotion of new directions for the madness. Furthermore, the project of promoting a cultural change about madness is still incipient. Conclusion: It is necessary that the PAC expand more broadly into the territory, increasing its projection in the face of social policies.

Keywords : Community Mental Health Centers; Primary Health Care; Mental Health.

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