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Psychotherapy

dibujo de Freud

Psychotherapy aimed at discovering the unconscious conflicts is an ideal treatment for anxiety, as well as other psychological disorders. Besides the above, psychotherapy can also lead to greater self-knowledge.

We think that drugs should be used along with psychotherapy, not as a substitute for appropriate psychotherapy. Since Benzodiazepines are only symptomatic treatment, care must be taken to avoid high doses and prolonged use, which can lead to dependence.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Tolerance

di no a las drogas
say no to drugs

What is Tolerance  ?

In drugs abuse Tolerance is defined as the need to increase the dose progressively in order to produce the effect originally achieved by smaller amounts.

As Tolerance is a progressive increase in dosage, it may be several hundred fold greater than the first dose after a short period of time.

In addiction to drugs, alcohol and other substances is common to find tolerance and physical or psychological dependence. The elimination of such drugs or alcohol triggers a withdrawal syndrome. For example, we will find physical dependence, tolerance and withdrawal in heroin addiction.

 

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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