mental health

How does alcohol affect your brain?

Francis Heber Gonzalez's picture

Alcohol consumption has some benefits: helps us relax and generally makes us have a good time. But not everyone has the same relationship with alcohol. There are some people who are more affected by alcohol consumption than others, either because of genetic predispositions, the environment they grew up in or behaviors they observed. Although for some, the two or three drinks on a Friday is no more than an escape without much consequence, for others it can be a sentence to constant suffering.

How to distinguish between a panic attack and generalized anxiety disorder?

Roberto León Barriera's picture

All of us have felt anxious at some point in our lives. The pressures of life, work, studies and money can temporarily cause us anxiety. However, if anxiety interferes with your daily activities and you feel that it is something you can’t control, it could be more than a simple concern. Generalized anxiety disorder affects about 6.8 million people in the United States and is more common in women. In Puerto Rico, up to 25% of the population suffers from this disorder, according to estimates of the Academy of Psychiatry of Puerto Rico.

Silence is fatal

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Dr. Leopoldo Cabassa, mental health expert at the Columbia University School of Social Work, shares his insights on depression and suicide, based on his work and personal experiences. 

 

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