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Mariana Azcárraga Quiza

Mariana Azcárraga Quiza


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Treatment of addictions
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I enjoy helping patients to improve their understanding of their symptoms and conditions and find along with them the best tools to overcome their discomfort. I am an honest professional and committed to patients.

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My studies

Psychiatry Specialty. Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía MVS. March 2011 - February 2016
Medical Surgeon Degree. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. June 2005 - January 2011

My courses

Brief Counseling in the tobacco cessation process - Institute for the Care and Prevention of Addictions in Mexico City and the National Institute of Public Health. May 2017
Appropriate intervention strategies in the consumption of psychoactive substances - Institute for the Care and Prevention of Addictions in Mexico City and the National Institute of Public Health, Mexico City, February 2017
Tardive Dyskinesia: What Are We Missing? - North American Center for ContinuingMedicalEducation, January 2017
Medical emergencies in the attention of intoxications for abuse of psychoactive substances, Institute for the Care and Prevention of Addictions in Mexico City and the National Institute of Public Health, Mexico City. October 2016
Answering Key Questions for the Succesful Management of Patients with Insomnia -Accreditation Councilfor Continuing Medical Education September 2016
Fluoxetine appearssafer for bonehealth in at-risk older patients - University of Louisville,Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development Course. September 2016
Major depressive disorder increases acute MI riskin HIV - University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development Course. September 2016
An Overlooked Manifestation of Parkinson's Disease, Medical Education Resources Inc. September 2016
Bioethics and Public Health in the Regulation of Marijuana, Seminar - National Bioethics Commission, Ministry of Health, Mexico City July 2016
PilotCourse:SupportingRecoverywithMedication AssistedTreatment (MAT), NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professional, and Continuing Education Units (CEU) from the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) - Network Coordination Office. May 2016
TheScience on the EffectivenessandMechanisms of Alcoholics Anonymous and 12 Step Treatment, Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)- NetworkCoordination Office April 2016
Using a Gender Lens to Advance Gender Equity: An Institute of International, Education Workshop -University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. March 2016
Basic/Refresher Course Human Subjects Research - CITI Program November 2015
A Tour OfMotivational Interviewing, Addiction Technology Transfer Center(ATTC) - Network CoordinationOffice. August 2015
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My internships or trainings

Hospital RotationEducation, treatment and prevention of substance abuse by the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship 2015-2016 program, Virginia Commonwealth University; Richmond, Virginia, USA
Hospital RotationStay in the Mental Health and Substance Use Unit of the Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, Pan American Health Organization, Washington DC, USA
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Drug abuse

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Professor of the subject: Methodology of Research in the Rational Emotive Therapy Institute of Mexico, September 2016 to the present
Professor of the subject: Neurophysiological Bases of Behavioral Cognitive Therapy - Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy of Mexico, March 2017 to the present

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Asociación Psiquiátrica Americana

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My awards

2013 First place in the clinical research area. XVIII National Meeting of Researchers of the Ministry of Health. Acapulco, Guerrero, October 24-27, 2013. Work: from Fuente-Sandoval C, León-Ortiz P, Azcárraga M, Stephano S, Favila R, Alvarado-Alanis Patricia, Ramírez-Bermúdez J, Graff Guerrero A. Decrease in glutamate in the striatum of association of patients with first episode of psychosis after 4 weeks of antipsychotic treatment: longitudinal study with proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
2012 First place in poster, category psychotic and antipsychotic disorders; XXVth European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Meeting. Vienna, Austria, 13-17 October 2012. Work: de la Fuente-Sandoval C, León-Ortiz P, Azcárraga M, Stephano S, Favila R, Díaz-Galvis L, Alvarado-Alanis P, Ramírez-Bermúdez J, Graff-Guerrero A. Glutamate levels in the associative striatum decrease with antipsychotic treatment in first-episode psychosis.

My publications

Glutamate levels in the associative striatum before and after 4 weeks ofantipsychotic treatment in first-episode psychosis: a longitudinal proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study.JAMA Psychiatry, 70 (10), p.p. 1057-1066,2013
Striatal glutamate and the conversion to psychosis: a prospective 1 H-MRS imagingstudy. InternationalJournalofNeuropsychopharmacology,16(2),471-475,2013
Abnormalwhitematterintegrityinantipsychotic-naïve first-episodepsychosis patients assessed by a DTI principal component analysis. Schizophrenia Research,2015Mar;162(1-3):14-21
Personality features in ultra-high risk for psychosis:a comparative studywith schizophrenia and control subjects using the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised(TCI-R).JPsychiatrRes 2015Feb;61:168-7
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