Psychiatric & Neurological Disorders

Articles about Psychiatric & Neurological Disorders

Have a look into our selection of articles related to phsychiatric and neurological disorders and discover solid, trustable and understandable information we have prepared for you.

Multiple sclerosis

Cognitive impairment has been reported at all phases and all subtypes of multiple sclerosis (MS). The severity and type of cognitive impairment varies among individuals and can be observed both in early and in later stages. We should promote primary prevention of cognitive decline, in part through interventions and healthy lifestyles that promote brain maintenance.

Multiple sclerosis

MRI is a test that provides images of the body (brain and spinal cord in MS) using strong magnetic field and radio waves, but not radiation. It allows earlier diagnosis and treatment, as well as monitorization of the progression of MS by keeping track of any new lesions that may have occurred since initial diagnosis.

Multiple sclerosis

Approximately 85% of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis present a relapsing-remitting disease course. This means that symptoms of a clinical relapse typically arise over days, worsen over several weeks and then gradually subside over several weeks or months.

Epilepsy

Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME) is classified among Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies, that is, among epilepsies caused exclusively by genetic predisposition. It can affect normal adolescents and young adults, with an age of onset ranging from 10 to 25 years. All patients present myoclonic jerks, which give the name to the syndrome, that is, rapid flexion jerks of the upper limbs.

Epilepsy

If you know someone with epilepsy you may have to care for them during or after a seizure. It’s important to be aware that the goal of seizure first aid is to ensure the person is kept safe until the seizure subsides and stops on its own. At this point, you should stay with the person until they are fully awake.

Chronic pain

Neuropathic pain affects 7-10% of adult population and is more prevalent in elderly and in women. Find out the most common symptoms, how is diagnosed and indicated treatments.

Epilepsy

The better you and your caregivers’ understanding of your seizures, the easier it will be to manage your epilepsy. A great way to learn more about your seizures is to keep a seizure diary.

Alzheimer's

The process of human aging is complex and yet not well understood. Our body changes with age and our brain too. There are some cognitive modifications experienced by all persons, mainly slowness of the speed of processing information, less attention span, difficulties in multi-tasking and naming.

Alzheimer's

CEAFA (Spanish Alzheimer’s Confederation) estimates that around 1,200,000 people could suffer from Alzheimer’s in Spain. The figure is obtained from the prevalence of the disease in all age ranges. As for the Spanish Neurology Society (SEN), it warns of an alarming underdiagnosis in our country, stating that up to 30% of cases could be undiagnosed.

Chronic pain

Dictionary definitions don’t do it justice. Chronic pain is a complex condition that is rarely solved quickly and often requires emotional as well as physical solutions.