Javier Garcia-Campayo

Javier Garcia-Campayo
University of Zaragoza | UNIZAR · Department of Medicine, Psychiatry and Dermatology

Bachelor of Medicine

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Background Internet cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) is a viable delivery format of CBT for depression. However, iCBT programmes include training in a wide array of cognitive and behavioural skills via different delivery methods, and it remains unclear which of these components are more efficacious and for whom. Methods We did a systematic revi...
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This chapter reflects on two fundamentals for facilitating interpersonal mindfulness: a secure attachment style and the reduction in the strength of the self. The term “attachment” refers to the emotional bonds that humans form with other people throughout their lifetime. There are one secure attachment style and three insecure styles. Compassion i...
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This book proposes a new approach to mindfulness-based interventions, presenting them not as individual, but as relational practices. In the last decades, mindfulness has exerted a growing influence on many fields of research and activity, but always as an individual practice. The authors in this volume believe that the strong development of mindfu...
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Objectives To evaluate visual fuction affectation in patients with fibromyalgia during 5 years of follow‐up. Methods One hundred and eighteen eyes of 118 patients (96.7% women) with fibromyalgia were analysed at a baseline visit and another at 5 years of follow‐up. They underwent visual acuity (VA) measurement with the best correction and with the...
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The aims of this work were to evaluate whether the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia with memantine is associated with significant changes in metabolite concentrations in the brain, and to explore any changes in clinical outcome measures. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy was performed of the right anterior and posterior insula, both hippocampi...
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La violencia escolar o bullying constituye una preocupación creciente en la sociedad actual. En los últimos años, ha proliferado la investigación sobre los factores que influyen en esta realidad y las medidas de prevención e intervención llevadas a cabo para hacerle frente. En relación a esto, los resultados sugieren que los programas antibullying...
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As dimensions of effortful control (EC), activation control, attentional control, and inhibitory control could mediate the relationship between mindfulness meditation practice and the facets of mindfulness (i.e., observing, describing, acting with awareness, non‐judging and non‐reacting to inner experience). In this study, we tested whether partici...
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Montero-Marín, J., Navarro-Gil, M., Puebla, M., Luciana, J. V., Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E., & García-Campayo, J. (2017). Efficacy of ‘Attachment-Based Compassion Therapy’ in the treatment of fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8, 307, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00307.
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Background. The practice of meditation has been shown to improve pain-related quality of life and also to alter brain activity. To assess brain volumetry in fibromyalgia (FM) patients, healthy meditators and healthy non-meditator control groups, and to elucidate the possible association between brain changes in meditators and years of meditation pr...
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En Estados Unidos las personas gastaron durante el año 2007 más de 4mil millones de dólares en mindfulness para mejorar su salud salud, y en 2016 el Reino Unido inicio un proyecto para evaluar el costo-beneficio de incluir mindfulness en 76 escuelas. Actualmente existen más de 4,500 estudios científicos sobre mindfulness y otras prácticas contempla...
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Background and Objective Different review articles support the usefulness and effectiveness of mindfulness techniques in health and wellbeing. In this paper we present a first prototype of a mobile application to help with the training and practice of mindfulness, taking into account the lacks detected in a previous literature review. Our aim was t...
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Forgetting is a common phenomenon in everyday life. Although it often has negative connotations, forgetting is an important adaptive mechanism to avoid loading the memory storage with irrelevant information. A very important aspect of forgetting is its interaction with emotion. Affective events are often granted special and priority treatment over...
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Communication between physicians and patients is a key pillar of psychosocial support for enhancing the healing process of patients and for increasing their well-being and quality of life. Physicians and other health professionals might benefit from interventions that increase their self-care, awareness, compassion, and other-focused concern, and r...
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Depression is one of the most common mental disorders and will become one of the leading causes of disability in the world. Internet-based CBT programs for depression have been classified as “well established” following the American Psychological Association criteria for empirically supported treatments. The aim of this study is to analyze the cost...
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Low Intensity Versus Self-guided Internet-delivered Psychotherapy for Major Depression: A Multicenter, Controlled, Randomized Study. (PDF)
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Resumen Introducción Los sueños lúcidos, como fenómeno particular de la consciencia en el sueño, es un campo de interés creciente en el ámbito científico y parece estar relacionado con la práctica de la meditación y el desarrollo de mindfulness. El objetivo es llevar a cabo una revisión de aquellos estudios que evidencien esta relación. Método Re...
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Objective: To evaluate the psychological consequences (anxiety, depression and body image dissatisfaction) of symptomatic macromastia and the effectiveness of breast reduction surgery in re-establishing the mental health of the patient in the short and long term. Method: 119 patients over 18 years old who had been diagnosed with symptomatic macr...
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Physical activity is showing in recent years to be a good antidepressant complementary strategy for many patients. The association between the degree of physical activity and clinical and sociodemographic characteristics in depression has still not been studied sufficiently in large and representative patient samples. Doing so is important to impro...
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Background: There are few studies devoted to assessing the impact of meditation-intensive retreats on the well-being, positive psychology, and personality of experienced meditators. We aimed to assess whether a 1-month Vipassana retreat: (a) would increase mindfulness and well-being; (b) would increase prosocial personality traits; and (c) whether...
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O objetivo deste trabalho foi descrever a experiência e o perfil dos usuários do ambulatório de mindfulness e promoção da saúde de uma universidade pública. O perfil dos participantes foi obtido a partir da aplicação de diferentes escalas psicométricas (BDI, SUBI, MAAS e EUROQOL 5 D), bem como informações sociodemográficas e de saúde. A descrição d...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to conduct the first randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of a second-generation mindfulness-based intervention (SG-MBI) for treating fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Compared to first-generation mindfulness-based interventions, SG-MBIs are more acknowledging of the spiritual aspect...
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Background: The use of the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) as a single measure has been pointed out as problematic by many authors and its originally proposed structure has repeatedly been called into question. The negative facets of this construct are more strongly related to psychopathology than the positive indicators. The aim of this study was to e...
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Background: Depression is the most prevalent cause of illness-induced disability worldwide. Face-to-face psychotherapeutic interventions for depression can be challenging, so there is a need for other alternatives that allow these interventions to be offered. One feasible alternative is Internet-based psychological interventions. This is the first...
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The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether Zen meditation (a mindfulness-based practice) stimulates visual function and increases retinal and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness. This cross-sectional controlled study included 36 eyes of 18 meditators and 76 eyes of 38 age- and sex-matched healthy non-meditators. The average respons...
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If a doctor has just told you that you have fibromyalgia, this Guide is for you. I’m not going to try to pass myself off as a clairvoyant but my guess is that you’re a woman about forty years old. I could be wrong, as it also affects men and other age groups, but I’ve got a head start here. The available statistical information also tells me that y...
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Background Primary healthcare professionals report high levels of distress and burnout. A new model of burnout has been developed to differentiate three clinical subtypes: ‘frenetic’, ‘underchallenged’ and ‘worn-out’. The aim of this study was to confirm the validity and reliability of the burnout subtype model in Spanish primary healthcare profess...
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Las terapias centradas en la compasión (CFT) se basan en la dimensión social del ser humano y en su búsqueda de contacto y relación con los demás miembros de su especie. Teniendo en cuenta los tres sistemas de regulación de los afectos -el sistema de amenaza, el de activación y el de confortamiento- se establece la compasión como el regulador princ...
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La terapia de compasión es una psicoterapia de tercera generación que se está utilizando en los últimos años de forma asociada a mindfulness. Existen varios protocolos de entrenamiento en compasión que al igual que los protocolos de mindfulness han surgido en países anglosajones con entornos culturales y sistemas sanitarios muy diferentes al nuestr...
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Objective: The present study aimed at comparing frontal beta power between long-term (LTM) and first-time meditators (FTM), before, during and after a meditation session. We hypothesized that LTM would present lower beta power than FTM due to lower effort of attention and awareness. Methods: Twenty one participants were recruited, eleven of whom...
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Mindfulness is a secular and scientific psychological technique based on meditation techniques from Eastern traditions with demonstrated efficacy in many illnesses and in psychiatry, as well as its utility in healthy people, in order to increase their well-being and quality of life. This paper presents the first prototype of a mobile application de...
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Aim: To describe the experience of sexuality in women diagnosed of fibromyalgia in Spain. Method: Qualitative study using individual in-depth interviews and focus groups. Twenty-five patients attending the Somatoform Disorders Unit of the Miguel Servet University Hospital in Zaragoza were studied. Results: Sexual activity was scarse and unsatisfact...
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The treatment of mammary hypertrophy is, at present, one of the most frequent activities of plastic surgeons. These patients suffer from physical symptoms such as back or neck pain, skin lesions and parestesias in hands, and from aestetic disturbances that produce a negative body-image. All of this is the root of anxiety, depression and different l...
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Objective This article reviews all published studies on somatizing and psychologizing patients in primary care, according to Bridges and Goldberg's criteria [1]. Method A review of the Medline base from 1985 to 1998 was carried out. Results Somatization is a concept valid, reliable, and stable over time. There are no differences between somatizer...
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It is presented the clinical case of 1 case of amineptine abuse. The patient fully met DSM-IV criteria for psychoactive substance dependence. During the observation, various amphetamine-like withdrawal characteristic were present leading us to believe that amineptine presents a potential abuse risk due to its rapidly stimulating effect. We believe...
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Somatization represents one of the most important challenges for medicine in the next century. Despite important advances in recent years we are far from developing adequate diagnostic tests and effective treatment methods. This paper summarizes the main controversial questions on the management of somatizers and suggests the need to develop specif...
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At present, there are few reports which study the knowledge, habits and attitudes. We have made an inquiry which was distributed to a total of 70 doctors, 35 staff and 35 registrants who belonged to several services. The results obtained show how the non psychiatrists prescribe these drugs not very often, and mainly (95%) with anxiolytic purposes....

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Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Diseases
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Investigación y orientaciones clínicas para la atención a la salud mental dentro de la Atención Primaria de Salud