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Improving the mental health system for trauma victims in France.

Authors
  • El-Hage, Wissam1, 2
  • Birmes, Philippe3, 4
  • Jehel, Louis5
  • Ferreri, Florian6
  • Benoit, Michel7
  • Vidailhet, Pierre8
  • Prieto, Nathalie9
  • François, Irène10
  • Baubet, Thierry11
  • Vaiva, Guillaume12
  • 1 Centre Régional de Psychotraumatologie Centre Val de Loire, CHRU de Tours, Tours, France. , (France)
  • 2 UMR 1253, iBrain, Université de Tours, Inserm, Tours, France. , (France)
  • 3 Centre de Psychotraumatologie Occitanie, CHU, Toulouse, France. , (France)
  • 4 Toulouse NeuroImaging Center, Université de Toulouse, Inserm, UPS, Toulouse, France. , (France)
  • 5 Department of Psychiatry and Addictology, Centre Régional de Psychotraumatologie Ultramarin, CHU Martinique, Fort de France, Martinique, France. , (France)
  • 6 Centre Régional de Psychotraumatologie Paris Centre Sud, AP-HP, Sorbonne Université, ICRIN, Paris, France. , (France)
  • 7 Psychiatry Clinical Neuroscience Department, Pasteur Hospital, Centre Régional de Psychotraumatologie PACA, Nice, France. , (France)
  • 8 Centre Régional de Psychotraumatologie Grand-Est, Université de Strasbourg, INSERM U1114, Strasbourg, France. , (France)
  • 9 Centre Régional de Psychotraumatologie Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Service de Médecine Légale, Groupement Hospitalier Edouard Herriot, Hospices Civils de Lyon, France. , (France)
  • 10 Centre Régional de Psychotraumatologie, Médecine légale et droit de la santé, Faculté de médecine, Dijon, France. , (France)
  • 11 Centre Régional de Psychotraumatologie Paris Nord, CN2R, Hôpital Avicenne, AP-HP, Université Paris-13, CESP, Inserm 1178, Bobigny, France. , (France)
  • 12 Centre Régional de Psychotraumatologie Hauts-de-France, CN2R, CHU Lille, Université de Lille, CNRS UMR-9193, SCALab, Lille, France. , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of psychotraumatology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
Volume
10
Issue
1
Pages
1617610–1617610
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2019.1617610
PMID: 31231477
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

France has a rich history of exposure to large-scale traumas such as wars, disasters and terrorist attacks, and psychiatric teams specialized in emergency interventions for mass trauma have been created across the territory. However, no public resources are dedicated for long-term interventions or for individual trauma cases. This letter describes how a government supported model of care has been created and implemented in 2019. A national centre for resources and resilience (CN2R) and 10 regional ambulatory services specializing in psychotraumatology were created with the aim of improving public mental health-care delivery while providing a comprehensive suite of services for trauma victims from the most immediate to longer-term considerations.

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