Dr. Augusto Zafra Villena
• More than 15 years of experience• Psychiatry Adult and Elderly in Private Clinic (2007 - present) • Legal and Forensic Psychiatry in Private Clinic (2007 - present)• Director IVANE (Detoxification Clinic and Dual Pathology) - Valencian Institute of Neuroadicciones and Dual Pathology. Entry Center for the comprehensive approach of toxic and behavioral addictions and dual diagnosis (2013 - present)• attached to the Comprehensive Care Program Medical Sick (PAIME) Psychiatrist - National Collaborating Centre Pathology Dual Income (2016 - present)• Psychiatrist for the Department of Health of Valencia (2012 - present)• Psychiatrist for the Department of Health of Valencia (2007 - 2008) and (2008 - 2013)• Psychiatrist in Ribera Salud SA (2006 - 2007)• Psychiatrist at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital of Toledo (2005 to 2006)..• Internal Medical Resident (MIR) in the Department of Psychiatry Hospital Ntra Lady of Mercy of Toledo (2001 to 2005).. ...
• Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Valencia (1994 - 2000)• Specialist Psychiatry via Internal Medical Resident (MIR) at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital of Toledo (2001 to 2005).. • Master in Legal Psychiatry at the Complutense University of Madrid (2003 - 2005)• Master in Psychogeriatrics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2004 - 2006)• Master in Forensic Medicine at the University of Valencia (2006 - 2007)• Diploma in Clinical Management in Mental Health Service at the University of Deusto, Bilbao (2009 - 2010)• Specialization in Clinical Mental Health Management EADA - EADA Business School (2009 - 2010)• Title of Specialist in Forensic Psychiatry at the National University of Distance Education - UNED (2010 - 2011)• Master in Prevention and Treatment of Addictions at the University of Valencia (2012 - 2013)• Master in Management and Organization of Hospitals and Health Services, Health Care Quality Management and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2012 - 2014) ...
Publications and conferences
• Member of the Local Organizing Committee XVI National Conference National Society of Dual Pathology, held in Valencia (2014)• Member of the Organizing Committee XXIII National Legal Psychiatry Congress Spanish Society (SEPL), held in Valencia (2014)
Recognition and awards
• First prize at the end of Master work Psychogeriatric promotion 2004-2006 UAB• Excellent Mediterranean Award 2014 in Psychiatry
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Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease. It is based on seeking relief through the consumption or use of substances or other similar conduct. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease. It is based on seeking relief through the consumption or use of substances or other similar conduct. The development of this behavior implies for the addicted person's inability to control, difficulty refrain, consumption desire, decreased recognition of the problems of addiction and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. This creates problems in the life of the addicted person, eroding their quality of life. Besides addiction to toxic substances, such as alcohol and drugs, there are addictions of other types: sex (nymphomania), gambling (gambling), sports (vigorexia), new technologies (tecnofilia), mobile ( nomofobia), among others. In each addiction professionals they allocate the best treatment, depending on the patient's symptoms and the degree of addiction that is. ...
Drug addiction is a health problem caused by frequent consumption of addictive substances, drugs. Addiction is a change in lifestyle, both physical an Drug addiction is a health problem caused by frequent consumption of addictive substances, drugs. Addiction is a change in lifestyle, both physical and psychological. This is characterized by compulsive and continuous use. Drug abuse includes different types of behavior: the experimental or recreational; Psychoactive to relieve symptoms or drug problems; and consumption in which a dependence develops in the wake of continued use for discomfort or abstinence. ...
Forensic psychiatry is a subspecialty of psychiatry. It aims to determine the state of the mental faculties of a person in order to define its degree Forensic psychiatry is a subspecialty of psychiatry. It aims to determine the state of the mental faculties of a person in order to define its degree of responsibility in a legal case. ...
Neuropsychiatry is a scientific specialty that deals with the study and treatment of psychiatric or behavioral disorders that occur in patients with Neuropsychiatry is a scientific specialty that deals with the study and treatment of psychiatric or behavioral disorders that occur in patients with neurological diseases. The professionals of this branch perform neurological examinations, psychometric studies (from neuropsychology) and additional tests for evaluation of disorders such as Parkinson's, dementia, schizophrenia, stroke or head trauma. In turn, it complements neuropsychology research since the branch of neurology and neuropsychiatry with the study of the relationship between behavior and brain function in both healthy subjects and those suffering from some kind of brain damage. Thus, you can apply the advances in diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with deficiencies and damage to brain mechanisms linked to specific behaviors. ...
Psychogeriatrics is the branch within psychology that is aging and older people
Toxic addictions are chronic illnesses that affect the brain and behavior, characterized by dependency to one or more harmful drugs to the body. Symptoms of alcohol addiction are consuming anxiety; loss of control and the inability to stop drinking; physical dependence, which causes withdrawal symptoms (sweating, fever, shivering ...) when you stop taking it; and tolerance, which is the need to drink increasing amounts of alcohol. In addition, excessive consumption of this drug has serious health problems, both mental (depression, psychosis ...) and physical (damage to liver, brain ...), and even death. Currently, there are successful detoxification, medicalized process for patients manage to overcome their addiction, eliminating or controlling the symptoms of withdrawal. ...
There is talk of anxiety disorder when the reaction alert a person to a situation or event promptly stressful is disproportionate, excessive and persistent intensity over time, or when the reaction is triggered in situations that are only perceived as threatening by the person suffering from this disorder. Treatment for anxiety is mainly based on psychotherapy but the duration depends on each patient. The most common anxiety disorders and their symptoms are: generalized anxiety disorder, a permanent state of chronic stress on the subject suffers from excessive worry and nervousness even without apparent cause;the phobic disorder that causes the person an irrational and persistent fear of an object, activity or specific situation, causing their avoidance (eg, fear of flying );anxiety attack, recurrent crises of fear without any direct cause spontaneously, causing extreme anxiety with symptoms like palpitations, feeling of choking, trembling&hellip ;; obsessive-compulsive disorder, which are irrational ideas and actions that the patient can not fail to have or do to avoid suffering anxiety (eg, washing hands frequently with extreme fear of catching something);disorder and post-traumatic stress reactions, acute or post-traumatic stress, characterized by persistent memories, an emotional state of exaggerated surveillance and general reduction of interest in daily activities....
Under the concept of conduct disorder a set of behavioral changes and behavioral development appropriate to the child's age, persistently and with a disproportionate amount are included. Among the most common symptoms of these disorders are disobedience, impulsiveness, inattention, hostility, lies and insults, transgression of social norms, or antisocial character. Among the most common behavioral disorders in children are distinguished: the conduct disorder, a persistent and repeatedly aggressive behavior in which the child acts with hostility to others or their property, intimidating; and hyperkinetic disorders characterized by an early onset, in which predominates a considerable lack of attention in all activities, and a hyperactive, impulsive and undisciplined behavior. In addition, behavioral disorders associated with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), learning problems and clinical disorders (depression, anxiety ...) are presented. ...
Depression is a mood disorder characterized mainly by prolonged and severe feelings of sadness associated with other symptoms and abnormal thinking and behavior, such as over-pessimistic ideas, lack of energy, sleep disturbance and appetite, or decreased interest and activity level. To distinguish a depressive disorder every passing state of sadness, the diagnosis of a psychiatrist is needed. There are several types of depressive disorders, by cause: endogenous depression, triggered by genetic or biological factors (hormonal changes or neurotransmitters that transmit nerve impulses in the brain); reactive depression generated by poor adaptation to external circumstances and environmental factors of strong emotional impact; minor depression or dysthymia, which are presented only some less intense symptoms normally associated with personality disorders and prolonged stress; or depression "masked", manifested by organic and functional disorders (somatization) and cardiovascular disorders, dizziness ... The therapist indicates what is the best treatment for each person, but basically will focus on psychotherapy sessions. ...
There is talk of personality disorder when the behavior, thoughts and emotions that make up the lifestyle of a person have a prolonged deviation in time with respect to personality patterns considered "healthy" within a field or stage. This type of psychiatric disorders come to interfere in the daily life of the person who suffers social adjustment problems, so its capacity for interaction and coexistence is complicated and can even cause social isolation. Therefore, the treatment of personality disorders requires tackled personalized counseling. Depending on the degree of variation of the structure of thought and the inappropriate behavior of these patients have been described different types of personality disorder: histrionic, the people who always want to be the focus and act dramatically and superficial; narcissist, arrogant typical subjects who believe omnipotent; limit or borderline, a pattern of impulsive, unstable and prone to self-injury character; antisocial, the subjects who act ruthlessly violent and evil; paranoid, which involves excessive distrust throughout; schizoid, typical of solitary and indifferent to people's feelings; obsessive, perfectionist or scrupulous the subject; avoidant, which implies avoidance of situations anxiety; or dependent, typical of undecided people and lack of self-esteem. ...
Stress is a state of physical and emotional stress caused in response to a stimulus or pressure, either positive or negative. It is a state of defense, in small doses, helps the body to react and adapt to events. Thus, a normal level of stress is considered healthy and even positive as it helps to encourage people to act to stimuli of daily life. However, when stress is excessive or not adequately controlled, it can cause mental wear, such as irritability and anxiety, and psychosomatic disorders. A psychosomatic disorder is a physiological disease caused by emotional causes, usually by stress. Some of the most common psychosomatic disorders caused by stress are headaches, insomnia, muscle tension, digestive and heart problems, dizziness ... ...
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