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Review Article Pages 66-69
Abstract: It is within of the doctor-patient relationship is where, very often, the decision to prescribe a drug occurs. It is classically accepted that the general practitioner is itself a drug. So, the doctor-patient relationship itself can have a therapeutic action. The consultation relational context that the doctor creates in his patient care can function as a drug. This therapeutic context induces biomedical processes in the patient's brain that may enhance or reduce the effects of chosen interventions. In this way, when the general practitioner prescribes a drug, he should modify his "psychotherapy" or his advice according to the pharmacological treatment of the patient.
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Original Article Pages 60-65
Abstract: Overweight and obesity are a public health problem, which continues to increase in recent decades and is associated with chronic diseases. NutrIMSS is a strategy of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) that promotes a healthy lifestyle and provides education to patients on proper nutrition, water consumption and practice of physical activity.
SHORT COMMENTARY Pages 58-59
Abstract: In our daily encounter with patients, physicians are often confronted with symptoms that our patients experience from their disease. In fact, as medical students and trainees the first thing we are taught is to ask for the chief complaint. The symptom that is most bothersome for the patient.
Commentary Pages 54-57
Abstract: The word Integral means to integrate, to bring together; to have a comprehensive vision of the patient is to take into account the interrelationships of the different dimensions of a person and see the whole as greater than the sum of its parts, as well as the acceptance of integration, or the whole, as a fact. Integrality is one of the basic characteristics of family medicine. Family doctor should be an "integrator", as an artist who is able to combine opposing colours, forms that fight each other, dissonances of all kinds, to form a unit.