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Desafíos en el camino a la recuperación personal en América Latina

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Translated title of the contributionChallenges on the road to personal recovery in Latin America.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)434-438
JournalVertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatria
Issue number136
PublishedNov 2017

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The recovery approach proposes a substantial change towards a more holistic perspective that takes into account social needs in mental health. It is a guiding principle in the development of services and research, a lens through which to look at mental health. This article describes four main challenges on the way to the development of a recovery culture in Latin America: Paying attention to local culture; recognizing and encouraging the contribution of users; reducing the emphasis on the diagnostic classification, and paving the way for social justice. Optimal health services can be achieved by combining the knowledge of professionals and high-quality scientifc research, with local popular knowledge and the experience of users.

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