Laura Ruiz Mitjana

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Latest articles by Laura Ruiz Mitjana
Can the Brain Feel Pain?

Can the brain feel pain? Does it serve another function? And what is pain anyway? Pain is the perception of an annoying and unpleasant sensation. There are many types of pain, starting with physical pain and emotional pain. Pain is…

Addiction to New Technologies

We can’t deny it, new technologies are in our lives and they’re probably here to stay. The benefits are many, although an inappropriate use of new technologies can lead to negative consequences, such as addictive disorders. This is the case…

What Is Emotional Lability?

Emotional lability is an alteration in our affectivity. Affectivity is that part of our mental life which controls states such as sensations, emotions, mood, humor, feelings, etc. Thus, our affectivity would be all the states that influence or motivate us,…

The Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

The consumption of alcohol is a deeply rooted and even normal practice in most societies. However, it’s a habit that can be very harmful to our health, and that includes our mental health. Have you ever wondered what the effects…

What Is a Psychotic Break?

What is a psychotic break? It could be said, broadly speaking, that people who don’t manifest a mental disorder of a psychotic type live their lives out in a continuum. This means that they have an adequate contact with reality,…