Health

The Mini-Mental Test for Detecting Possible Dementia

Due to increased longevity in today’s society, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s and related diseases has increased dramatically. As such, it’s important to have good evaluation instruments. These should be able to detect cognitive impairment conditions quickly and easily. The Mini-Mental…

What Are Epilepsy Auras?

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system. Abnormal brain activity triggers seizures, unusual behavior or sensations, and, sometimes, loss of consciousness. Together, these symptoms make up what doctors call epileptic seizures. The sensations that a person…

Huntington’s Disease – Characteristics and Signs

George Huntington first described Huntington’s disease in 1872 and referred to it as hereditary chorea. The term derives from the Greek word for “dance”, choreia. He used it to highlight the usual contortions, grimaces, and uncontrolled turns that patients experience.…

Electronic Devices and Sleep Alterations

Recently, we found some pieces of research regarding electronic devices and sleep alterations. According to them, both factors are deeply related. Basically, it’s been established that electronic devices have the potential to disturb normal sleep patterns and, as a consequence,…

A Psychology Test to Measure Anxiety: ISRA

Anxiety, in its different forms, is one of the most important mental health issues. Having the tools to detect it is essential to correctly diagnose a patient. ISRA, the psychology test to measure anxiety, which we’ll talk about in this…

Facing Sterility – A Complex Task

People facing sterility can get frustrated. It’s a real source of pain for those who dream of becoming parents. The impossibility of fulfilling that natural desire can even affect their self-worth. However, there are many ways to deal with it,…

How Do Antidepressants Work?

Anti-depression medications (antidepressants) can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, dysthymia (persistent depressive disorder), and mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. But how…

Flexitarians: Flexible Vegetarians

When it’s time to eat, the options can seem endless. These days, there are more available ingredients and recipes than ever before. Deciding what to eat is a personal choice, based on likes, dislikes, and beliefs. By now, most people…

Can We Stop Human Aging?

I want to die young and as old as possible. There are scientists who are analyzing the scientific advances in cell rejuvenation and how it could affect the aging of the world’s population as a whole. No scientific evidence suggests…

How Do Opioid Analgesics Work?

Throughout history, scientists have always looked for new ways to treat pain. People starting using opioid analgesics naturally a long time ago, which was obtained from the opium plant. In 1806, scientists first created morphine. From there, the development of…

Body Image Issues in Young People

When we talk about body image, we refer to the mental and subjective representation of our appearance. Sometimes this perception is close to reality, but there are times when it couldn’t be further from the truth. Thus, body image issues…

Tics in Childhood: Characteristics and Treatment

Tics are involuntary, recurrent, unpredictable, non-rhythmic muscle movements that can be temporarily controlled by willpower. Tics in childhood tend to worsen due to stress or anger and can be reduced by distraction or concentration. In reality, tics are one of…

Conscious Eating – Befriending Your Food

Interestingly, most of the good times often take place around a table. Unfortunately, for many people, this poses the eternal dilemma of breaking or following their diet, which leads to anxiety. Conscious eating may help you manage it because it’s…

Psychological Treatments for Alcoholism

Most of the psychological treatments for alcoholism have the cognitive behavioral model as a foundation. This model treats this substance as a powerful reinforcement mechanism that maintains a person’s habit of using it for self-treatment. The cognitive behavioral model offers…

Extrapyramidal Symptoms: What Are They?

Extrapyramidal symptoms are all motor problems produced most often as a result of antipsychotic medications. It’s essentially an illness of the motor functions that happens because of damage to the extrapyramidal system. That system is basically the brain’s basal ganglia and…