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The Big Bang Theory

One of the versions of the origin of our Universe is the Big Bang theory. It is based on a simple thought – the universe had a beginning. T&R, together with the author of the podcast “The Theory of the Big Beard”, Anton Pozdnyakov, explains the theory in simple terms and tells how the “explosion” took place. What…

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What is psychosis?

Psychosis is a serious mental disorder that profoundly alters an individual’s mental capacity and causes him to lose touch with reality. It can occur at any age, although it is quite rare in children and adolescents under 15 years of age. Psychosis brings with its serious complications, including self-harm and suicide, alcohol and drug abuse. What are…

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What you should know about dementia

Dementia is one of the most frequent chronic diseases that is growing, due to the greater life expectancy of the general population. According to the report “Social impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias” of the  Brain Foundation of the Spanish Neurology Society (SEN),  between 4% and 9% of the population over 65 years of age has…

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From drugs to medications What are psychoactive drugs?

The abuse of certain medications can be addictive. They are legally sold under prescription but their non-medical use is already a serious public health problem in some countries such as the United States. The medications used to treat pain, attention deficit disorders, or anxiety are becoming addictive substances for illegal drug users. The abuse of certain prescription medications, including opioids, central…

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Coping With Depression When You Have Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, associated or not with other central sensitization syndromes, is one of the most prevalent and also the most unknown pathologies. Fibromyalgia is a complex disease characterized by the existence of many symptoms together at the same time. The cardinal symptom is generalized pain in the locomotor system, that is, muscles, ligaments, and joints, but it is…

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Comparison between psychotherapy and other treatments for depression

Is this information appropriate for me? This information is appropriate for you if: Your healthcare professional * told you that you have depression (also called “major depressive disorder”). You are 18 years of age or older. This information comes from research done on adults. * The term health care professional can refer to your family physician,…

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Anxiety and depression: what are their differences

Mental health problems represent 8 percent of the total loss of years of quality of life. In countries with developed economies, neuropsychiatric diseases account for 12 percent of all diseases. The forecasts of the World Health Organization estimate that by 2020  depression will become the third cause of morbidity next to coronary heart disease and traffic accidents and…

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Affective psychosis and anxiety disorders

What are they? Six types of; psychiatric disorders in which anxiety is one of the most important symptoms. Anxiety is a normal emotion in humans (and other animals) that meets an adaptive function, that is, is good for something, prepares for fight or flight when danger is perceived. However, since human beings are more complex than animals, they can…

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7 common doubts about toxic psychoses

The mental disorders caused by the use of substances with a high prevalence. In any case, specialists like Dr. Diaz are prepared to address both cases. Is it common to exceed 1,000 cases a year for psychosis associated with the use of drugs such as alcohol? These are few cases about endogenous psychoses, in which the use and/or abuse of…

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What is the origin of Psychosis?

Psychosis is defined as a mental state in which the subject loses contact with reality, altering his optimal ability to interpret the events that happen to him and to make adequate and adapted decisions. In this way, it is common for the individual to show strange and unusual behavior, altered social interaction, and severely affected general functioning (preventing…

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