Integration of mental health and chronic non-communicable diseases in Peru: challenges and opportunities for primary care settings

Authors

  • Francisco Diez-Canseco CRONICAS Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Psicólogo, magíster en Salud Pública.
  • Alessandra Ipince CRONICAS Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. antropóloga.
  • Mauricio Toyama CRONICAS Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Humanas, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Perú. estudiante de Psicología.
  • Ysabel Benate-Galvez Gerencia de Prestaciones Primarias de Salud, Gerencia Central de Prestaciones de Salud, Seguro Social del Perú. médico geriatra.
  • Edén Galán-Rodas Gerencia de Prestaciones Primarias de Salud, Gerencia Central de Prestaciones de Salud, Seguro Social del Perú, EsSalud. Lima, Perú. médico cirujano.
  • Julio César Medina-Verástegui Gerencia de Prestaciones Primarias de Salud, Gerencia Central de Prestaciones de Salud, Seguro Social del Perú, EsSalud. Lima, Perú. médico pediatra.
  • David Sánchez-Moreno Centro de Salud “El Progreso”, Microrred de Salud Carabayllo, Red de Salud Túpac Amaru, DISA V Lima Ciudad, Ministerio de Salud, Lima, Perú. psicólogo.
  • Ricardo Araya Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Londres, Reino Unido. médico psiquiatra, doctor en Epidemiología Psiquiátrica.
  • J. Jaime Miranda CRONICAS Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. médico, magíster y doctor en Epidemiología.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2014.311.19

Keywords:

Chronic disease, Mental health, Depression, Systems integration, Patient-centered care, Delivery of health care

Abstract

In this article, the relationship between mental health and chronic non-communicable diseases is discussed as well as the possibility to address them in a comprehensive manner in the Peruvian health system. First, the prevalence estimates and the burden of chronic non-communicable diseases and mental disorders worldwide and in Peru are reviewed. Then, the detrimental impact of depression in the early stages as well as the progress of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases is described. Additionally, the gap between access to mental health care in Peru is analyzed. Lastly, the alternatives to reduce the gap are explored. Of these alternatives, the integration of mental health into primary care services is emphasized; as a feasible way to meet the care needs of the general population, and people with chronic diseases in particular, in the Peruvian context.

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Published

2014-03-18

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Symposium

How to Cite

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Diez-Canseco F, Ipince A, Toyama M, Benate-Galvez Y, Galán-Rodas E, Medina-Verástegui JC, et al. Integration of mental health and chronic non-communicable diseases in Peru: challenges and opportunities for primary care settings. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Mar. 18 [cited 2024 Jun. 12];31(1). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/19

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