As a part of a larger research initiative we are now studying climate worry and sustainable behavior change. If you are 18 years or older you can participate in an online survey. It takes about 10 – 15 minutes to … Continue reading Are you worried about the climate? Participate in a research survey at Karolinska!
This area of my research activities is concerned with the outcome of treatments for mental health conditions. If we could personalize treatments for mental health conditions we could help more people with the same resources. To do that, we need … Continue reading What, how much and for whom? The measurement, prediction and benchmarking of mental health outcomes.
Representative surveys show that the majority of us are worried about climate change and its consequences. The aim of my research in this are is to understand under which circumstances climate worry can be helpful and lead to sustainable behavior … Continue reading Climate change psychology, climate worry and sustainable behavior change
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common psychological problem in childhood, with a prevalence of about 2% in the population. OCD usually has dramatic effects on the … Continue reading Internet CBT for OCD in youth: From idea to implementation
We are in the process of publishing our manuscript titled “Feasibility of Internet-delivered cognitive-behavior therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder in youth with autism spectrum disorder: a clinical benchmark study”. You can read and download the preprint manuscript at https://psyarxiv.com/8ynp2. Reference: Wickberg, F., Lenhard, F., Aspvall, K., Serlachius, E., Andrén, P., Johansson, F., & Mataix-Cols, D. (2021, January 23). Feasibility of Internet-delivered cognitive-behavior therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder in youth with autism spectrum disorder: a clinical benchmark study. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/8ynp2 Continue reading ICBT for OCD in youth with autism spectrum disorder: Updated preprint out now
Our research team at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet has recently published a study on the cost of illness of childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). … Continue reading The Cost of Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder in Swedish Youth
Successful treatment of childhood OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) is associated with an increase of quality of life in the long term. This was demonstrated by a new study, published by first author Sanne Jensen, the NordLOTS group and me as a co-author. This study is a long-term follow up of one of the largest pediatric OCD studies, the Nordic Longterm OCD Treatment Study (NordLOTS), conducted in Denmark, Norway and Sweden: 220 children 7 to 17 years received CBT in a first step (cognitive behavior therapy). Those who did not respond fully to CBT received either more CBT or medication (a so … Continue reading Quality of life in youth with obsessive–compulsive disorder
These are worrisome and uncertain times. The Covid-19 / Corona virus pandemic is affecting our societies as well as it affects our mental well being. I was glad to see that the guys from Headspace currently are offering free meditation, … Continue reading Peace of mind in troubled times: Get free meditation, sleep and movement exercises from Headspace
In a recent study from our group, the long-term effect of internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) for youth with OCD was evaluated. A group of 13 to 17 year olds received therapist-guided ICBT. Surprisingly, when followed-up 3 and 12 months after the treatment, we found that the improvements were not only maintained but that symptoms of OCD further decreased. This was unexpected, as we do not see this continued improvement in regular, face-to-face CBT for OCD. These findings are of importance for patients, clinicians and researchers, as they suggest that the true effect of ICBT unfolds gradually over time. Although … Continue reading Internet CBT for youth with OCD: Effects not only maintained in the long-term but continue to improve
In a recent publication from our Swedish group together with colleagues from the UK and Australia, we summarize what we have learned from implementing internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) at three sites in Gothenburg, London and Brisbane. In this study … Continue reading Lessons learned from implementation of internet CBT in Sweden, UK and Australia