DECLARATION OF PARIS ( NOV.3-5, 2017 ), EANA'S POSITION ON
PREVENTION OF MENTAL DISORDERS AND DISEASES OF THE POPULATION AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN EUROPE
In a moment of unprecedented knowledge about the human psyche and its needs, as well as technical skills to treat mental disorders, paradoxically a worrying increase in mental disorders and diseases can be observed, both in the population as well as among health professionals in Europe.
This can be explained by the fact that despite all the knowledge of the man his soul seems to remain on the line.
Unfortunately, due to financial pressures and unilateral orientation on performance, existing knowledge is applied too selectively. Symptom-based knowledge is preferred over structure-based knowledge.
The structural characteristics and needs of the human psyche are neglected in favor of the pure functioning of symptoms.
But the fact is that man can reach his full potential only if the fulfillment of the three basic needs of his soul is guaranteed:
1. Emotional, physical and social security
2. Recognition of its specificity
3. Recognition of one's need to be loved and appreciated
Any intentional, serious and persistent violation of these basic needs, which represent the dignity of man, leads irreparably to psychological disorders and diseases.
For this reason, E.A.N.A. Urges to raise awareness of these relationships and invites all sectors of society to identify the pathogenic aspects in each part of society and then correct them. This includes the health system and the field of education. Based on the expertise of health professionals who E.A.N.A. represents unconditionally, in all areas an increased interest in the structural characteristics and needs of the human psyche must be granted, so that human beings grow up healthy, stay healthy and continue to be able to contribute to their full potential in the society.
For the purposes of WHO's definition of psychosomatic-social health, E.A.N.A. urges the consistent implementation of these preventive medicine measures.