Jonathan Del-Monte

Jonathan Del-Monte
Université de Nîmes | Unimes · Psychology, Languages and History

Doctor of Psychology
Clinical psychology

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Introduction
My research interests are twofold: firstly, the identification of the deficit processes (emotion, cognition and behavior) that maintain the dysfunctional disorders (impulsivity, suicidal behavior ...). Secondly, the use of innovative treatments to target the deficit processes. My research fields apply to psychopathological disorders (depression, schizophrenia) and personality disorders (borderline).
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - April 2022
Université de Nîmes
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2014 - September 2015
Paul Valéry University, Montpellier 3
Position
  • Research Assistant
October 2013 - September 2014
Université de Montpellier
Position
  • ATER
Education
September 2005 - September 2013
Paul Valéry University, Montpellier 3
Field of study
  • Neuropsychology

Publications

Publications (50)
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Sense of presence plays an essential role in realistic answers in virtual reality and is, therefore, relevant to promote. Prior studies suggest that a relationship exists between familiarity and presence through the memory process. Indeed, the recall of memories could reactivate the mental state and emotions associated with their context. The prese...
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Objective Impulsivity impacts life domains and in a psychiatric context is often associated with disorders severity and stigmatization. Borderline personality disorder's (BPD), Schizophrenic disorder's (SZD), and obsessional compulsive disorder's (OCD) impulsivity issues relate to worse prognosis. This study aims to compare these disorders assessin...
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Interoception, i.e. the processing and integration of sensory information has gained research interest due to its relevance in the psychopathological context. In the present review, we focus upon interoceptive regulation or one’s capacity to match bodily signals to his/her desired state by altering the signal or the desired state. More specifically...
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Objective: Nightmare distress, nightmare frequency and anxiety are related to suicidal risk. Ruminations are a factor maximizing the risk of suicide. Research has identified two types of ruminations: constructive ruminations and non-constructive ruminations. As per our knowledge, no study has verified the links between non-constructive ruminations...
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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is labeled as a personality disorder with impulsivity issues regarding relationships, risky behavior, and emotional dys-regulation. This personality disorder is still considered to be hard-to-treat condition even though responses to treatment have improved significantly. In this field, Dialectical Behavioral Th...
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In a recent article published in TICS, Gelder & Solanas (2021) address the features which induce adaptive behaviors in conspecifics. The authors suggest the role of visual midlevel features such as posture and movement perception in triggering adaptive behaviors for survival during social threat situations. In this letter, we discuss the role of in...
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We propose to consider the free energy model to understand the emergence of negative cognitive patterns. We suggest that the entropy factor be considered as a therapeutic target of interest. As per our theory, the Bayesian approach to cognition will lead to important therapeutic innovations in the treatment of mental illness.
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Rôle du sentiment de présence dans les prises en charge en réalité virtuelle
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Virtual reality is an effective therapeutic tool in many psychiatric disorders. However, some patients are not very sensitive to these new treatments due to a difficulty in considering these virtual environments as plausible. The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of conceptual priming on the perception of virtual environments in health...
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De nombreuses recherches se sont intéressées aux mécanismes physiologiques et psychologiques du stress. Au-delà de l’événement, le stress résulte aussi d’une interaction sujet-environnement strictement associée à sa construction mentale ou interprétation.
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With the advent of new technologies in everyday life, leisure, or therapy, we will increasingly interact with a non-human virtual character. Understanding facial expressions and intentions of these virtual agents is important to enable them to achieve their goals. The objective of our study is to assess whether expressions are perceived as being po...
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Objective Borderline Personality disorder (BPD) stands as a hard to treat the disorder. We investigate the insight level differences between BPD patient and results from the literature regarding other hard to treat disorders -schizophrenia (SZD) and bipolar disorder (BD). As insight is related to symptomatology, we considered its two aspects: cogni...
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Background: Assessing an individual's capacity to consent to treatment is a complex and challenging task for psychiatrists and health-care professionals. Diminished capacity to consent to pharmacological treatment is a common concern in individuals with schizophrenia. The MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool for Treatment (MacCAT-T) is the most co...
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Objective: The objective is to propose a specific understanding of decision-making in suicidal behavior by using a psychometric instrument, namely the Suicidal Ambivalence Scale (SAS). The SAS, initially used in addictive disorders, allows to distinguish 3 types of thoughts: first anticipatory beliefs [A] (positive expectations regarding behavior);...
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Objective: Impulsivity plays a major role in a wide range of disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder. Another crucial clinical dimension is insight. This clinical dimension is linked with symptomatology and treatment issue. The present study aims to investigate the impact of positive and negative urgency on insight in Borderline Person...
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Impulsivity impacts multiple life domains and is related to criminal and problematic behaviors. In forensic contexts, impulsivity and aggression are often associated with psychiatric issues. Personality disorders are related to worse prognosis, increased relapse, and damage to relationships. The aim of this study was to clarify the impact of psycho...
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Dialectical Behavioural Therapy dosage and it' consequences on impulsivity and suicidal risk in a French sample: a preliminary study Conclusions and perspectives: Objectives: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by many symptoms, particularly impulsive ones, which can lead to one or more suicide attempts a, b, c, d.. Involvement i...
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Analysing the links between BPD's metacogniton dimensions and suicide issues
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Les personnes schizophrènes sont fréquemment perçues comme dangereuses (Durand-Zaleski et al., 2012), incompétentes, imprévisibles et responsables de leur trouble (Corrigan et al., 2002). Cette stigmatisation peut avoir un impact délétère sur leur estime de soi (Werner et al., 2008), leurs symptômes (Lysaker et Salyers, 2007) et leur risque suicida...
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Apathy is one of the most frequent non-motor manifestations in Parkinson's disease (PD) that can lead to a whole range of deleterious outcomes. In 2006, Levy and Dubois proposed a model that distinguishes three different apathy aetiologies in PD divided into three subtypes of disrupted processing: “emotional-affective,” “cognitive,” and “auto-activ...
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Le modèle des représentations de la maladie (Leventhal, Nerenz et Steele, 1984) est largement utilisé pour les troubles somatiques chroniques mais son application aux troubles psychiatriques reste très marginale. Selon ce modèle, les personnes confrontées à un diagnostic vont tenter de donner du sens à cette situation en élaborant des représentatio...
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What leads healthy individuals to abnormal feelings of contact with schizophrenia patients remains obscure. Despite recent findings that human bonding is an interactive process influ-enced by coordination dynamics, the spatiotemporal organization of the bodily movements of schizophrenia patients when interacting with other people is poorly understo...
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Semantic priming tasks are classically used to influence and implicitly promote target behaviors. Recently, several studies have demonstrated that prosocial semantic priming modulated feelings of social affiliation. The main aim of this study was to determine whether inducing feelings of social affiliation using priming tasks could modulate nonverb...
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Semantic priming tasks are classically used to influence and implicitly promote target behaviors. Recently, several studies have demonstrated that prosocial semantic priming modulated feelings of social affiliation. The main aim of this study was to determine whether inducing feelings of social affiliation using priming tasks could modulate nonverb...
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L’apathie est présente lors des différentes phases de la schizophrénie. Ses conséquences sur le fonctionnement global des patients sont importantes. Actuellement, la définition de l’apathie dans la schizophrénie est encore sujette à de nombreuses questions et notamment celle de son amalgame avec d’autres symptômes tels que l’avolition, l’apragmatis...
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Defined by a persistent fear of embarrassment or negative evaluation while engaged in social interaction or public performance, social anxiety disorder (SAD) is one of the most common psychiatric syndromes. Previous research has made a considerable effort to better understand and assess this mental disorder. However, little attention has been paid...
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Intermediate endophenotypes emerge as an important concept in the study of schizophrenia. Although research on phenotypes mainly investigated cognitive, metabolic or neurophysiological markers so far, some authors also examined the motor behavior anomalies as a potential trait-marker of the disease. However, no research has investigated social moto...
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Today the concept of apathy is subject to many questions. This psychological state is present and predominant in different disorders such as neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases or neurological acquired disorders. Apathy is a part of the clinical vocabulary, however, we can note that in the literature there remains confusion in its definition...
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Il est actuellement admis que les symptômes négatifs apparaissent précocement dans la maladie schizophrénique et seraient plus prédictifs du fonctionnement futur des patients que les symptômes positifs. L’apathie, symptôme transnosographique puisqu’on le retrouve dans un ensemble de maladies neurologiques, fait partie des symptômes négatifs fréquem...
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Background: Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental illness that affects over 1% of the population, characterized by multiple symptom dimensions. One of this class of symptoms, "negative symptoms", have received more attention over the last few years. Negative symptoms, including among others blunted affect, withdrawal or apathy, are particul...
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The aim of this work was to assess the social motor behaviors in schizophrenia. In our experimental situations, we used the Motor-Affective-Social-Scale (Trémeau et al., 2008) to assess the social motor behaviors (spontaneous smiles and hand gestures and voluntary facial expression) and the hand-held pendulum task (Schmidt & O’Brien, 1997) to asses...
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Abnormal decision-making has been described as a key-concept to understand some behavioral disturbances in schizophrenia. However, whether schizophrenia patients display impairments in profitable decision-making on experimental designs is still controversial (1) to assess performance on decision-making paradigms under ambiguity and under risk condi...
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It has been demonstrated that motor coordination of interacting people plays a crucial role in the success of social exchanges. Abnormal movements have been reported during interpersonal interactions of patients suffering from schizophrenia and a motor coordination breakdown could explain this social interaction deficit, which is one of the main an...
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Even if schizophrenia is known to affect social interaction, reasons of such impairment remain unclear. Social motor coordination has been suggested as being an important embodiment of healthy social exchanges. Therefore, we examined whether social motor coordination is affected by schizophrenia. Investigating patients unintentionally and intention...
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In this study, we examined the association between insight and decision-making capacity in schizophrenia using the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT). No association was found between insight and IGT scores. Our results suggest that impaired decision-making ability in schizophrenia patients cannot be solely predicted by lack of insight.
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La mesure et l’évaluation de la conscience des troubles dans la schizophrénie connaissent un essor et un regain d’intérêt depuis une vingtaine d’années. La conscience d’avoir un trouble mental, que les auteurs anglosaxons traduisent par insight, doit être explorée comme un processus multidimensionnel et ne peut se limiter à une approche dichotomiqu...
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Background Relative to other psychiatric disorders, patients with schizophrenia are often unaware of the consequences of their disease and their need for treatment. These deficits in awareness referred in general in the English literature as “poor insight”, have been the focus of many clinical studies over recent years. This phenomenon, which is co...

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The relationship between interoception and behavior regulation suggests that the level of awareness of one’s internal state influences one’s perception and interaction of/with one’s external environment (Marshall, Gentsch & Schutz-Bosbach, 2018). The automatic, predictive coding loop between sensory integration and regulatory action in situational contexts would also explain the timeframe within which emotional and behavioral manifestations occur. Taken together, we argue that interoception can be considered as the gateway between lower-level perception and high-order concept representation, given its role in integrating sensory information, emotion recognition, decision-making, self-other boundaries, consciousness, etc.