Wendy Dávila

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Previous research has documented high rates of STDs and increased risk of HIV infection among female sex workers (FSWs) in Mexico; however, little is known about the sexual risk behaviors of this population. The purpose of this study was to explore work history, context of sex work, sexual risk practices, client characteristics, attitudes toward condoms,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Practice placement experiences are crucial to enable students to integrate theory with practice, demonstrate professional and interpersonal skills and build confidence in their practice skills. This study addressed practice educators' and students' perspectives regarding quality practice placement experiences. METHOD In total 29 students,(More)
Hyperprolactinemia is a common side effect of antipsychotic treatments. Existing alternatives to resolve this problem include decreasing the antipsychotic dose or switching to a different antipsychotic agent. Nevertheless, said modifications can sometimes lead to decompensation of the patient. We report a clinical case of a female patient in whom the(More)
In the present study we have measured, on a monthly basis, the concentration of plasma homovanillic acid (pHVA) in schizophrenic patients during 13 months of their pharmacological treatment. The average pHVA values of each patient were within the range of 7.30–17.70 ng/ml and the coefficients of variation for each patient (CV %) were within the range of(More)
INTRODUCTION Certain personality traits and genetic polymorphisms are contributing factors to bipolar disorder and its symptomatology, and in turn, this syndrome influences personality. The aim of the present study is to compare the personality traits of euthymic bipolar patients with healthy controls and to investigate the effect of the(More)
The classifications of the psychiatric disorders that we manage1 contemplate the possibility of positive psychotic symptoms being present in bipolar disorder. They describe how these symptoms can appear in both the depressive and the manic and the mixed phases, how they can be congruent or incongruent with patient mood and, lastly, how they can adopt the(More)
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