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MARQUEZ-CARAVEO, Maria Elena; ARROYO-GARCIA, Eduardo; GRANADOS-ROJAS, Armida  and  ANGELES-LLERENAS, Angélica. Children’s Psychiatric Hospital Dr. Juan N. Navarro: 50 years of attention to the mental health of children and adolescents in Mexico. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2017, vol.59, n.4, pp.477-484. ISSN 0036-3634.

The activities concerning mental health care of psychiatric disorders during more than 50 years of service (1966-2016) at the Children’s Psychiatric Hospital “Dr. Juan N. Navarro” (HPI), as well as the progressive development of teaching and research, have contributed to its positioning as a leading institution in medical care of high specialization. This has been possible through the training of human resources that focus the quality of care to the children and their families. The hospital has progressed towards diagnostic and therapeutic care of outpatients through the creation of specialized clinics (emotions, behavior, development, adolescence, among others) and the development of more actualized and integral therapeutic programs (behavioral psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic; individual, group, family, etc.). In the field of education, the hospital has been the most important institution in the training of child psychiatrists in Mexico and its recognition as a research interdisciplinary center has grown.

Keywords : history; child psychiatry; diagnosis; psychotropic drugs.

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