Juan Ramos-Cejudo

Juan Ramos-Cejudo
Universidad Camilo José Cela | UCJC · Department of Psychology

PhD, MSc

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Introduction
Ph.D. in Psychology focused on individual differences in cognition and emotion regulation in emotional disorders at Camilo José Cela University. MSc in anxiety and stress, and member of the Research Groups "Cognition, Emotion and Health", "MindLab" and "Intelligence and Videogames Lab". Currently working as Associate Professor at UCJC and visiting scholar at Stanford University. Clinical practice and co-founder of Mind Group, S.L.
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October 2009 - present
Complutense University of Madrid
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Publications (26)
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The impaired disengagement hypothesis holds that people ruminate – and thus increase their risk for depression – due to impaired attentional control and conflict signaling. We tested this hypothesis by examining the role of attentional control and conflict signaling (operationalized as positive metacognitive beliefs) in rumination and depressive sy...
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Rumination is a maladaptive emotion regulation strategy linked to depression. An intriguing question is why some people tend to use it. The metacognitive model proposes that people having positive metacognitive beliefs (“ruminating helps me cope”) are more prone to engage in ruminative processes. On the other hand, negative metacognitive beliefs (“...
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Metacognitive model is a theoretical approach aimed to explain emotion dysregulation and others emotion‐related issues, such anger, and aggressive behavior. From this model, people having higher maladaptive metacognitive beliefs (e.g., “I can't control my thoughts”) are more likely to activate and maintain anger rumination and, in turn, to experien...
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Metacognitive beliefs and emotional dysregulation are theoretically relevant and empirically supported variables for explaining worry and emotional symptoms in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). These variables are proposed in alternative models of GAD and tested in separate research. This study first examined the relationships between metacogniti...
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Objective A validated, brief measure of anger is needed in clinical settings to screen for problematic anger. This study examined the validity of the seven‐item Dimensions of Anger Reactions‐Revised (DAR‐R), including a version for the Spanish population. Method Multiple psychometric instruments administered to 541 (76.6% female) adults in Austral...
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Rumination has been empirically supported in the experience of anger. The Anger Rumination Scale ( ARS ) was developed to assess ruminative processes in anger. The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the ARS in Australia and Spain. A large non-clinical sample (N = 1,752) completed a battery including the ARS and measure...
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Objectives: Although using mental health services is an effective way to cope with work-related stressors and diseases, many employees do not utilize these services despite their improvements in recent years. The present study aimed to investigate the interaction effects of workplace climate and distress on help-seeking attitudes, and elucidate th...
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The Meta-cognitions Questionnaire 30 (MCQ-30; Wells & Cartwright-Hatton, 2004) has been used to assess individual differences in metacognitive beliefs considered to be central in the metacognitive theory of generalized anxiety disorder (Wells, 2005). In the present study, the psychometric properties, reliability, and validity of a Spanish adaptatio...
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A wealth of research demonstrates attentional biases toward threat in people with elevated levels of anxiety and anxiety disorders. Several models have been developed to explain these biases. In the present article, evidence regarding the mechanisms of attentional processes is reviewed by carefully examining the components of cognitive models and t...
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Instrucciones: Este cuestionario hace referencia a las creencias que las personas tienen sobre la forma en que funcionan sus propios pensamientos. Los enunciados que encontrará a continuación enumeran diferentes creencias expresadas comúnmente por las personas. Por favor, lea los enunciados y señale en qué medida usted está de acuerdo generalmente...
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In Spanish University Students La salud esta determinada por multiples facto res biol6gicos, psicol6gicos y sociales; sin embargo estos factores se muestran de forma diferente en hombres y mujeres. Atendiendo al genera, la masculinidad y la feminidad han explicado parte de estas diferencias en otras trabajos. En este estudio (n=227) se plantea que...
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Understanding the factors that affect medical service use is a relevant task with a view to providing improved health services. The goal of the present study was to analyze the effect of selfrated health and trait anxiety in the prediction of the general prevalence of visits to a doctor and of frequent attenders (FAs) in a sample of Spanish populat...
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Health is determined by multiple biological, psychological and social factors, but these factors are displayed differently in men and women. Based on gender, masculinity and femininity have explained some of these differences in other studies. In thisr study (n 227) have argued that the Spanish men's health is significantly related to compliance wi...
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Cocaine is being an alarming health problem in developed countries. This issue has important implications in economic, social and public health. Currently, efforts are focused on research in metabolic, neuropsychological and emotional changes, resulting from chronic use. However, theoretical work review on this critical area is not available. The a...
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Resumen Aunque en determinadas situaciones estresantes pueden darse emociones positivas, las emociones presentes en el proceso de estrés son predominante negativas, cobrando especial importancia el efecto cognitivo de la ansiedad. La presencia de fuertes reacciones o estados de ansiedad no solamente va a estar presente en la base de los trastornos...
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Cocaine is being an alarming health problem in developed countries. This issue has important implications in economic, social and public health. Currently, efforts are focused on research in metabolic, neuropsychological and emotional changes, resulting from chronic use. However, theoretical work review on this critical area is not available. The a...
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Resumen. El consumo de cocaína concierne un problema de salud alarmante en los países desarrollados. Se trata de un problema de importantes consecuencias a nivel económico, social y de salud pública. En la actualidad, los esfuerzos se centran en investigar los cambios meta-bólicos, neuropsicológicos y emocionales derivados del consumo crónico. Sin...
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Resumen: En los últimos años se han desarrollado modelos cognitivos que explican los principales tras-tornos de ansiedad. Según éstos, la respuesta de an-siedad no depende tanto de las situaciones que la pro-vocan, sino de la interpretación y de los procesos cognitivos que median en dicha respuesta emocional. El trastorno por ansiedad generalizada...
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La fobia social es uno de los trastornos de ansiedad más discapacitantes y peor diagnosticados, presentando una prevalencia anual en la Unión Europea del 1,2%, algo mayor en mujeres que en varones. En la última década ha habido un importante avance de los modelos cognitivos para el estudio y tratamiento de los trastornos de ansiedad. Se trata de mo...
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Se ha desarrollado este trabajo de revisión con el objetivo de concentrar los últimos avances en investigación del consumo de alcohol y cannabis y su infl uencia en la conduc-ción. Se realizaron tres búsquedas sistemáticas en la base de datos Psycinfo, introdu-ciendo las palabras clave "alcohol" AND "traffi c"y "cannabis" AND "traffi c", restringid...

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The Human Cognition Project (HCP) is a Lumosity Ltd collaboration between neuroscientists, clinicians, teachers, and academics worldwide. The goal of the project is to use Lumosity as a platform for learning further about cognitive performance. The general objective of the present work is to analyze the efficacy of Cognitive-Affective Remediation Therapy (CART) improving cognitive functions by enhancing top-down regulation more generally (e.g. adaptive emotion regulation, working memory, task switching, interference resistance) in individuals with anxiety and depression disorders.
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Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in the general population (10.5% life-time prevalence in Spain) with a high mortality rate and large economic costs for the society. However, we still do not know the exact precursors and possible endophenotypes that would enable us to detect and treat depression more efficiently. Recently, accumulating data point to a promising neurophysiologic endophenotype of depression that still has to be characterized more accurately. Previously, it has been shown that unipolar major depressive disorder patients are characterized by reduced cortical thickness and increased alpha band power in right temporo-parietal cortex. Both measures indicate a deficit in this brain area. However, these changes depend on family history of depression and therefore could represent an endophenotype of this disease. Further, it has been shown that in depressed patients activity modulation in right temporoparietal cortex by emotional arousal is reduced. Right temporoparietal cortex is a brain area that forms a crucial part of a cortical attention circuit. This result has therefore been interpreted as a hypo-function of cortical attention circuits during the processing of emotional stimuli in depression. This phenomenon has been related to low emotional arousal in depression. However, it is not known if reduced right temporoparietal activity modulations by emotion are due to the structural and functional abnormalities in this brain region. Critically, whether the lack of cortical excitation by emotion in right temporoparietal cortex also depends on family history of depression is currently unknown. As aberrant emotional information processing is one of the core symptoms of depression it is of great interest to clarify if there is a link between structural/ functional changes and reduced emotional excitation of this brain region. The proposed project will directly address the potential relationship between cortical thickness, alpha band power, and emotional arousal modulation in right temporoparietal cortex in family history positive and negative depressed patients as well as in healthy subjects with and without family depression load. We will also investigate how disturbed right temporoparietal cortex function will alter the functional and effective connectivity integrity of the cortical attention network during the processing of emotional information in all participants.Further, we will investigate the association between cognitive strategies (negative thoughts, emotion regulation, and rumination) and the functional and structural changes to better characterize the proposed potential endophenotype of depression.