Effect of Jeffrey Young's Schema-focused Therapy and Aaron Beck's Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a Patient with Mixed Anxiety-depressive Disorder and Fibromyalgia (Analysis of a Case)
This study aims to show the effect of applying ST Jeffrey Young, and CBT in a case with a patient with MAAD and fibromyalgia. The evaluation phase was performed through a free clinical interview during 4 sessions, during which the Beck anxiety inventory, the Beck depression inventory, the pain scale, and the YSQ.L2 were applied. The intervention phases were carried out during 10 sessions lasting one hour each. During the intervention, cognitive techniques such as cognitive restructuring, Socratic dialogue and self-registration, behavioural, experiential and emotional techniques were applied (Beck, 1960). At the end of the process, the same tests previously mentioned were applied, evidencing significant effects by decreasing scores of ill adaptive schemes, anxiety symptoms, and depression.
Un Estudio de Caso en Terapia de Esquemas: Abordaje de las Dificultades en la Falta de Límites - A Case Study in Schema Therapy: Addressing Difficulties in the Lack of Boundaries
This article arises from theoretical and practical research whose objective was to present essential elements for the investigation of Schema Therapy, through a case study design. This article discusses a 32-year-old female patient, who comes for consultation due to a lack of boundaries. A variety of tools were used to assess the patient, including the semi-structured interview, Young’s Schema Questionnaire (YSQ), and therapeutic activities. Once the results were obtained, an intervention plan was developed to achieve the therapeutic goals; as a result, the patient showed improvement in the initial symptoms, increased her self-esteem and acquired skills to cope with her activated schemas, helping in decision-making and problem-solving, which led to an improvement in her interpersonal relationships. In conclusion, the schema therapy used was effective in reducing the patient’s initial distress. This case study seeks to contribute to research on Schema Therapy in the clinical context.
According to UNAIDS, 37.6 million people globally were living with HIV in 2020. In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly’s Political Declaration on Ending AIDS established the 90-90-90 targets: (1) to diagnose 90% of people living with HIV, (2) to secure the treatment for 90% among people who knew their status, and (3) to reach virally suppression in 90% of people accessing treatment by the end of 2020. As Undetectable = Untransmittable, AIDS should be controlled by 2030. In this article, originally published in El Gato y La Caja, Dr. José Barletta discusses the relevance of viral suppression in HIV+ patients. This article was previously published in El Gato y La Caja on April 10, 2019 (https://elgatoylacaja.com/cero-sero/).
In Mexico, in the 1940s, an American agronomist named Norman Borlaug developed a variety of wheat resistant to a fungus that infects wheat and corn crops, thus managing to double crop production and leading Mexico to become an exporting country of grains. Then, with the aim of reducing mass famine on a global scale, scientists improved the yields of a few crops (such as corn, wheat, rice, and potatoes) to efficiently provide food for the growing population. However, relying on so few crops left us highly vulnerable to attack by pests including unwanted herbs, insects, and fungi. Thus, it became increasingly clear that the only way to keep a huge field grown with only one species (such as corn) pest-free was by applying synthetic pesticides, such as DDT and glyphosate. This is their story. This article was previously published in El Gato y La Caja on March 12, 2019 (https://elgatoylacaja.com/glifosanto/).
Until the 1960s, the use of different substances to increase physical capacity was something accepted in the sports community. It was not even conceived as breaking the rules of fair play. In fact, it was not the records achieved by athletes that drew attention to doping, but the deaths caused by the consumption of such substances. Nowadays, in sports doping, we find many different types of substances: from stimulant agents as common as caffeine to new synthetic drugs including new anabolic steroids, chemical modifications of testosterone, and new amphetamine derivatives. The WADA agency oversees doping tests but does not publish the results to avoid further manipulation. However, this lack of transparency raises concerns about the sensitivity and specificity of such tests. In this article, Enrique Ortega Forte discusses the limitations of current doping regulations. This article was previously published in El Gato y La Caja on June 24, 2020 (https://elgatoylacaja.com/dame-alas/).
Online Background Verification in Selection Processes: Between the Public and the Private. Verificación de antecedentes en línea en los procesos de Selección: Entre lo público y lo privado.
Browse online background check processes. Identify the behaviors that, in social networks, affect a selection process. Identify some personality characteristics that influence the violation of privacy on networks. Recruitment 2.0 is based on the online background search, assessing the applicant through their posts on their social networks, associating the findings with the qualities and aptitudes for the position. The research is framed under a documentary review, whose purpose is to describe the results of studies that have been conducted on online background checks.
Historically, music has been used to maintain or restore people’s health across different civilizations, characterised by different uses and beliefs. Different methodologies involving music have been applied in pathologies varying from psychiatric disorders, to physical pain. Singing, playing instruments, or even passively listening to specific melodies were recognized by many societies as key in the rehabilitation of different pathophysiological processes. The scientific method applied to study the impact of music on human health has led to a deeper understanding of the potential benefits of music therapy applied as part of the formal medical treatment in specific diseases. In the last 30 years, numerous studies focused on analysing the impact of specific musical interventions in conditions such as pain associated with cancer and surgery, refractory epilepsy, anxiety, and neurological post-stroke rehabilitation.
Resección Hepática Simultánea versus Tardía en Pacientes con Metástasis Hepáticas en Cáncer Colorrectal - Concurrent versus Delayed Liver Resection in Patients with Liver Metastases in Colorectal Cancer
Surgery in patients with synchronous metastatic disease in colorectal cancer is a great therapeutic option to reduce mortality and increase survival, however, there is no international consensus for the surgical approach. The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare two types of surgical interventions (simultaneous and deferred/classical) in relation to the impact they have on survival. A systematic review.
To determine the relationship between the hospital and the surgeon volume with mortality and morbidity in pancreatic surgery, publications in which the subject of the study were patients undergoing pancreatic resections, were considered as inclusion criteria, the independent variables were the volume of the hospital and or the surgeon, the results were mortality and/or morbidity. Conference abstracts, case reports, studies in languages other than Spanish and English, from single center and studies in which they do not define a numerical value to determine the classification according to volume were excluded. A literature review was conducted from December 1, 2011 to December 1, 2021 on 4 search engines. A risk of bias assessment was performed with the ROBVIS tool, Microsoft Excel was used for the tabulation of the results, and IBM SPSS was used for statistical analyses.
What is the Evidence between Tension-Free Tapes and Burch Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence in the Terms of Quality of Life?: A Systematic Review
Urinary incontinence (UI) is defined as the inability to voluntarily retain urine. With a high prevalence, up to 25% in those under 50 years of age, and a great impact on the affected person, to the point of modifying their lifestyle and social relationships. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the most prevalent in women, which is why it is the study objective of this review. Since the evidence does not show great differences between the different surgical techniques, the objective of this review is to find all the available evidence that compares the two main surgical techniques in terms of efficacy in terms of quality of life.