National Institute of Psychiatry Ramón de la Fuente
The National Institute of Psychiatry Ramón de la Fuente is a decentralized public institution part of the system of National Institutes of Health in Mexico. Founded in 1976 the functions of the Institute are: to conduct scientific research, to instruct qualified personnel to conduct these investigations, to train professionals and technicians in these fields, to treat psychiatric patients and to act as an advisor to other official and private organisms. The Institute participates in the development of health policies by coordinating with institutions at national level with both the government and civil society, by helping in the adoption of new policies in the areas of mental health and substance abuse in its role as member of the National Council against Addictions and organism in charge of mental health in the country. Since 1976 the Institute has been designated as a WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre and been continuously re-designated every four years until 2015. The Institute possesses three research branches― neuroscience, clinical, epidemiological, and psychosocial research — an education office and an area of clinical services.