Francisca Torres

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BACKGROUND In recent years Latin American countries have increasingly rejected the traditional prohibitionist paradigm of drug policy, reflecting its failure to reduce either consumption or trafficking. The extent to which these policy trends currently command pubic support is unclear, however. This article goes some way to filling this gap, providing a(More)
Emerging adulthood is a transitional period which has been examined in relatively few studies in Southern European countries. This study has two aims: (1) to determine the features of emerging adulthood in Spain based on criteria for adulthood and experiential dimensions; and (2) to explore whether variations in these criteria are related to gender and(More)
AIMS This study sets out to explore the use flow of mental health services by a cohort of patients with schizophrenia located in Granada (Spain). METHODS All cases (N = 844) included in the analysis were users of the community mental healthcare public service provided in the area. The Markov chain model was used to calculate the probability of transition(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of coercive measures in the treatment of medical patients dates back to the origins of psychiatry. The difficult balance between patient protection and safety, patient rights and freedom to choose treatment has provoked strong discussion in the psychiatric practice since the age of Pinel and "moral treatment". Their short and long-term(More)
INTRODUCTION There is a close relationship between mental illness and the decay of global functioning. The level of support and care needed by a person will also depend closely of the level of his or her functioning. The aim of this article is to present the Spanish version of the Basic Every Day Living Schedule (BELS) and its reliability that has been(More)
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