Alejandra is a clinical and health psychologist. She is a child specialist with a diploma in evaluation and intervention in autism. She has worked in different schools with young children and private practice for over 6 years. She is interested in early childhood intervention, emotional intelligence, and attachment styles. As a brain and human behavior enthusiast, she is more than happy to answer your questions and share her experience.
Orthorexia Nervosa

Orthorexia Nervosa: The eating disorder that’s taking over

 

  Orthorexia Nervosa. Eating healthy has become the main subject today in social media. There has been a craze over who is the fittest and […]

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Breathing techniques

Breathing Techniques: Exercises and types of breathing

 

  Breathing Techniques. Controlling our breathing is one of the most effective means of intervening in our bodily and physiological state. Breathing connects the mind […]

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Pica Disorder

Pica Disorder: What is is? Discover everything about this eating disorder

 

  Pica disorder also called “pica” is not well known but has serious health implications. It is a type of eating disorder in which there […]

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nucleus accumbens

Nucleus Accumbens: What is it, functions, anatomy, diseases.

 

  The nucleus accumbens is a brain structure that is part of our pleasure and reward system. It activates our motivation and allows willpower to […]

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Grieving

Grieving: Complete guide to what is it, phases, symptoms, and tips

 

  When we lose a loved one we start to have all kinds of negative feelings and emotions. Grieving is a normal process when we […]

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Self-improvement

Self-Improvement: Personal Development Techniques and Strategies

 

  You lead a very full life, you apparently don’t lack anything and have everything you want, but still, you are not satisfied. There is […]

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The brain and menstruation

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): Getting to know Aunt Flo

 

  Premenstrual syndrome. Fun fact: in Victorian times, it was possible for a woman to be institutionalized if they experienced any kind of menstruation-related anger. […]

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Anger Management for Kids

Anger management for kids: Teach your child to deal with frustration

 

  Anger management for kids is one of the most daunting parent tasks. In the following article, we will explain what is frustration and anger […]

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Color psychology

Color Psychology: How Colors Affect Us and What Each One Means

 

  What is color psychology? How do colors influence emotions? What do the colors mean? What do the colors convey in different cultures? The meaning […]

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Mental Health

Mental Health: What Is It and How to Be Mentally Healthy

 

  What is mental health? We all want to be healthy and enjoy a general well-being, but this is impossible if we are not mentally […]

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Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology: Inquiring in Mental Processes

 

  What is cognitive psychology? Who are its main authors? What are its characteristics?  In this article, we will talk about the study of cognitive […]

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Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive Distortions: What are they and How to avoid them?

 

  What are Cognitive Distortions? What are their characteristics and consequences? What types of cognitive distortions are there? In this article, we will solve these […]

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Rote Learning

Rote Learning: Retaining Information Without Deepening Its Meaning

 

  Do you remember when you learned to multiply? You repeat the same multiplication tables over and over. This is a technique called rote learning. […]

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Theory of Mind

Theory of Mind: What it is, evaluate it and activities to enhance it

 

  Have you stopped to think about what your world would be like if you were not able to imagine others’ intentions and thoughts? The […]

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Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger’s Syndrome: What It Is, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Tips

 

  Sheldon Cooper has helped make this disorder more popular in recent years. This disorder affects the quality of life of children and adults around […]

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Learning Difficulties

Learning Difficulties: What Is It, Symptoms, Types and Intervention?

 

  Does your child have difficulty reading, doing math problems, writing, centering his attention, or coordination? Perhaps these problems could be due to a learning difficulty. […]

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) or Dysmorphophobia: People obsessed with their defects

 

  Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) – People obsessed with a part of their body that they are not comfortable with and want to modify it. […]

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): What is it and how does it work?

 

  Throughout decades different types of therapy have emerged. From art therapy to narrative exposure therapy to cognitive behavioural therapy. In this article, we will […]

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Adrenalin

Adrenalin or Epinephrine: A Useful Guide with Questions and Answers

 

  Learn all about Adrenalin (epinephrine): What it is and what does it do, characteristics, functions, effects, release, what happens when we have an excess, […]

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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction: Brief Treatment Guide on How to Overcome It

 

  Erectile Dysfunction: Brief treatment guide in how to overcome it. The level of daily stress is enough to encourage situations in which you are […]

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder: What it is, Causes and Treatment

 

  Between 1.6% and 5.9% of the population has borderline personality disorder. Symptoms develop early in adulthood but can be observed as children through emotional […]

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Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation: What Is This Meditation Everyone Talks About?

 

  Mindfulness is a technique that has become very popular, but there is still a lot of doubts about what it really is and how […]

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Child Hyperactivity

Child Hyperactivity: What it is, causes and how does education play a role?

 

  Sometimes we find “unruly” and restless children in the classroom, whose grades keep getting worse and disrupt the class any chance they get.  They […]

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Nail biting: Everything you need to know to stop doing it.

 

  Nail biting habit or onychophagia is one of the most common nervous problems. Do you want to stop biting your nails forever? In this […]

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Anorgasmia

Anorgasmia or Orgasm Disorder: Difficulty Reaching Climax

 

  Anorgasmia or orgasm disorder is one of the most common sexual dysfunctions. It consists of the absence or difficulty to reach orgasm and can […]

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tourette's syndrome

Tourette’s Syndrome: Complete guide to understanding and treating it

 

  Tourette’s syndrome is a type of tic disorder that severely incapacitates the person. What usually draws attention are the cases in which these people […]

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Types of hormones

Types of hormones: People are pure chemistry

 

  Types of hormones. What are hormones and what functions do they have in our body and brain? Why are these substances so important? Humans […]

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benefits of crying

Benefits of crying: Why do we cry? Discover 9 psychological benefits

 

  Benefits of crying. Why do we cry? Is crying unhealthy for you? We cry for joy, for emotion, for love, for sadness, for pain, for anger, […]

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How to overcome acute stress

Acute Stress: Are You Controlled By Your Nerves?

 

  We face stressful situations in our day-to-day that cause behavioral and emotional problems. These problems caused by stress usually go away on their own, […]

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Associative Learning

Associative Learning: Learning from association or relating several things

 

  How do punishments and rewards affect us? Have you ever wondered how we learn that something is dangerous or beneficial to us? What is […]

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social psychology

Social Psychology: Interaction Between Psychology and Society

 

  What is social psychology? What are its practical applications? Who are its main authors? What topics do social psychologists study? In this article, we […]

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Psychotic Episode

Psychotic Episode: What is it, causes, awareness and more

 

  A psychotic episode is an incident in which reality judgment is severely affected. It not only appears in the course of a serious illness, […]

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Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

 

  The term dementia is familiar to everyone, however, what is Vascular Dementia? Throughout this article will explain what is this type of dementia, its […]

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Emotional Intelligence Test

Emotional Intelligence Test: 24 questions to measure your EQ

 

  Emotional Intelligence Test. “Your IQ affects only 20% of your work and professional success, but emotional intelligence affects an 80%” Do you dare to […]

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence: What is it, interpretation models and controversies.

 

  Emotional Intelligence. Mark and John had a fight with their boss. When each of them got to their homes, Mark started yelling at his […]

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Korsakoff Syndrome: inventing memories to compensate forgetfulness

 

  Korsakoff syndrome is a memory problem that is usually due to alcohol abuse or overly restrictive diets that lead to vitamin deficiency. Find out […]

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Hippocampus

Hippocampus: the orchestra director in the deepest part of our brain

 

  Hippocampus. Have you ever gone blank and forgotten what you were going to say? Our brain is full of important data and information that […]

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Acrophobia

Acrophobia: What is it, symptoms and how to get over it?

 

  Acrophobia. Are you afraid of heights? Do you feel unable to observe a landscape from the top of a mountain? Are you horrified when […]

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Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability: Everything you need to know to understand it

 

  In this article we address in depth what is the intellectual disability: symptoms and diagnostic criteria, types of intellectual disability and its characteristics, causes […]

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Brain Facts: Learn some curious and fascinating facts about the brain!

 

  Brain facts. Our brain is exciting, it is the result of millions of years of evolution and although it is still an enigma, we […]

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Art Therapy

Art therapy: Everything you need to know about this marvelous therapy

 

  What is art therapy? How can is something like art become a tool to help you through depression, anxiety, and even dyslexia? Find out […]

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What is MSG

What is MSG: Everything you need to know about this flavor enhancer

 

    What is MSG and what is it used for? What is the relationship between MSG and the fifth flavor or umami? Should we avoid […]

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Effective communication skills

Effective communication skills: What are they and how to improve them?

 

  Have you ever wanted to communicate better? Do you feel insecure when speaking in public? Is it hard for you to write? Do you […]

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12 pairs of cranial nerves

12 pairs of cranial nerves: What are they and what are their functions?

 

  12 pairs of cranial nerves enable us to perform our daily routine in a comfortable and efficient way, as they take part of the […]

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