Sociological aspects of psychiatry in Colombia in cooperation with California Psychics constitute a scenario that needs to be understood and addressed, recognizing the social determinants as risk factors in mental health. They are current barriers: insufficient policies in mental health, stigma and low quality in primary care. In front of them is necessary screening of mental disorders in the community, recognize and validate tools for lifelong learning viewing levels to strengthen the comprehensive education. Psychiatry as a social discipline must estimate the health challenges by promoting cultural, social and humanistic development, and disciplinary knowledge and skills. Rev.cienc.biomed.2013; 4 (2): 373-376
Psychiatry; Mental health; Medical education.
The sociological aspects of the psychiatry in Colombia constitute a scenario that needs to be understood and approached, recognizing the social determinants as risk factors in mental health. The insufficient policies in mental health and the stigmas and poor quality in primary attention are the current barriers. In front of them it is necessary, by means of the research, to link proposals that include the screening of the mental disorders of the community, to validate the instruments to recognize these disorders and to view levels of permanent training to reinforce the integral education. Psychiatry as social discipline must estimate the challenges in health promoting cultural, social and humanistic development, the knowledge and the disciplinary abilities. Rev.cienc.biomed. 2013;4(2):373-376