Category: NeuroPsychology

Migraine: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Migraine Causes

The migraine is a condition that affects the central nervous system, it is in the form of headache or intense, recurring headache, usually  pulsatile associated with different autonomic symptoms (Buonannotte and Buonannotte, 2013). It is a medical condition that usually appears in the form of temporary crises, lasting for hours or days. Within its clinical course, some of the  signs and […]

Apert Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Apert Syndrome

The syndrome of Apert or Acrocephalosyndactyly type I (ACS1), is a pathology of genetic origin that is characterized by the presence of different alterations and malformations in the skull, face and limbs (Boston Children’s Hospital, 2016). At a clinical level, Apert syndrome is characterized by the presence or development of a pointed or elongated skull, sunken facial […]

Fluoxetine (Prozac): Mechanism of Action and Secondary Effects

Fluoxetine (Prozac)

he fluoxetine , known as prozac,  is an antidepressant that is within the category of selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). More commonly known as Prozac, it is one of the most prescribed antidepressants worldwide. Although it has numerous beneficial effects to treat disorders such as depression or anxiety it can not be taken lightly, as it can also cause adverse effects. The emergence […]

Patau Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Patau Syndrome Symptoms

The Patau syndrome  is a congenital disease of genetic origin, due to the presence of a trisomy on chromosome 13 (Ribate Molina, Uriel Ramos and sources, 2010). Specifically, Patau syndrome is the third most frequent autosomal trisomy, after Down syndrome and Edwards syndrome (Fogu et al.,  2008). At the clinical level, this pathology affects multiple systems. Thus, various alterations […]

Cerebral Hemispheres: Functions and Parts

Cerebral Hemispheres

The cerebral hemispheres are well differentiated in the human brain; each receives information and controls the contralateral body part, called the hemifield. That is, the right cerebral hemisphere controls the left hemifield and the left cerebral hemisphere controls the right hemifield. Although at first glance both hemispheres may seem the same, they actually have anatomical and functional characteristics that differentiate them. […]

Williams Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Williams Syndrome Symptoms

The Williams Syndrome (WS) is a developmental disorder of genetic origin that is associated with a characteristic profile  of physical and cognitive affectations (Galaburda et al., 2003). Specifically, the Williams syndrome, clinically, is characterized by 4 cardinal points: 1) atypical features and facial features  , 2) generalized retardation of psychomotor development and specific neurocognitive profile, 3) cardiovascular disorders and 5) possibility […]

Prader Willi Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Prader Willi Syndrome Symptoms

The Prader-Willi Syndrome ( PWS ) is a multisystem disease that has a genetic type of congenital (National Organization for Rare Disorders, 2012). It is a complex disease that affects appetite, growth, metabolism, behavior and / or cognitive function (USA Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, 2016). At the clinical level, during childhood, this disease is characterized by the presence of various medical findings […]

Types of Seizures: Generalized vs. Focal

Types of Seizures

The main types of seizures are generalized and focal seizures . Depending on the area of ​​the brain that is affected, the presence of one type or another will be determined. A seizure is based on an abnormal electrical discharge from the brain that can cause fainting, loss of consciousness and the performance of involuntary and uncontrolled motor movements (spasms). Types […]

Testosterone: Everything You Need to Know


The testosterone plays a key role in the body, especially in the male, which is associated with virility thanks to this hormone. However, its effects and competences go beyond the development of masculinity. Testosterone Then we will develop everything you need to know about testosterone, trying to clarify myths and curiosities that are born around them as well as […]

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