Radical Acceptance as a Distress Tolerance Skill

by The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology Do you know what the four DBT problem-solving options are? Solve the problem,Interpret the situation differently,Radically accept the situation,Remain miserable or make the situation worse by acting on your hasty urges. Radical Acceptance is one of the four options for solving a problem and is also one … Continue reading Radical Acceptance as a Distress Tolerance Skill

Did you know that a penny lost is valued more highly than a penny received?

by The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology Did you know that a penny lost is valued more highly than a penny received? Here is why: Research indicates that the effects of a reinforcer and punisher on human behaviour are not equally opposing.   Punishing effects of losses on choice behaviour are 2-3 times more potent than … Continue reading Did you know that a penny lost is valued more highly than a penny received?

Cognitive Motivation as a Resource for Depression Treatment

by The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology Depressive symptoms interfere with self-regulating and cognitive abilities. Individuals suffering from depression have to deal with deficient emotion regulation and cognitive control that manifest in rumination and cognitive bias.  Managing the deficits requires cognitive endeavour and motivation. Cognitive motivation has remarkably been found to positively influence emotion regulation … Continue reading Cognitive Motivation as a Resource for Depression Treatment

The Role of Obesity in Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease

by The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology Nutrition, lifestyle and insufficient physical activity to control body weight are making the global population more vulnerable to obesity. The obese body abnormally accumulates adipose tissues, including white adipose tissue (WAT), which aberrantly generates and secretes adipokines (substances that exert autocrine, paracrine or endocrine effects on processes in … Continue reading The Role of Obesity in Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease

Aerobic Exercise May Reduce Brain Degeneration in Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease

Robust evidence from animal models of Alzheimer's disease (AD) maintains that aerobic exercise is a modifying treatment for AD. Human research, however, is limited with inconsistent findings. The present study demonstrates that aerobic exercise reduces the progression of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and may reduce degeneration of the hippocampus in older adults with AD. The … Continue reading Aerobic Exercise May Reduce Brain Degeneration in Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease