Family doctors will provide services in psychiatry

Семейные врачи будут предоставлять и услуги по психиатрии

Family doctors will be trained to provide services in the field of mental health

Family doctor, internist or pediatrician can take the course and learn to recognize mental health issues.

Family physicians in the framework of the reform of mental health will be trained to recognize the most common mental disorders and the provision of basic services in this area. This is stated in the press service of the Ministry of health of Ukraine on Wednesday, October 10.

“Family doctor, internist or pediatrician can take the course and learn to recognize mental health issues. If necessary, they will implement basic interventions or to refer the patient to a specialist”, – stated in the message.

Doctors “primary” will be trained under the program who fill the gaps in the field of mental health (mhGAP). Until the end of 2018, will be implemented similar pilot projects in the East of Ukraine, after which the experience will be extended to all areas of the country.

In addition, such training also will be social workers, policemen, volunteers.

Commenting on changes in the system of mental health, the Department also stressed the adoption of an appropriate concept until 2030, the initiative to establish a hot line for emotional support and suicide prevention, as well as a database on mental health.

We will remind, at the beginning of October as part of health reform more than 18 million citizens of Ukraine chose their family doctor, pediatrician, or therapist.

 

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