What, how much and for whom? The measurement, prediction and benchmarking of mental health outcomes.

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.

ICBT for OCD in youth with autism spectrum disorder: Updated preprint out now

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

Quality of life in youth with obsessive–compulsive disorder

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

Internet CBT for youth with OCD: Effects not only maintained in the long-term but continue to improve

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

Lessons learned from implementation of internet CBT in Sweden, UK and Australia

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

A brief Measure of Impairment in Youth: The Work and Social Adjustment Scale – Youth and Parent Version (WSAS-Y/P)

Our international team from London and Stockholm has recently published the youth version of the popular WSAS, which is a very well known and widely used measure of impairment, however, thus far only available for adults. The WSAS for youth … Continue reading A brief Measure of Impairment in Youth: The Work and Social Adjustment Scale – Youth and Parent Version (WSAS-Y/P)

The Internet Intervention Patient Adherence Scale for Guided Internet-Delivered Behavioral Interventions: Development and Psychometric Evaluation

Patient adherence is defined as the degree to which a patient follows a given health care intervention or medical advice. In medicine good adherence would be e.g. if a patient takes medication or follows dietary advice according to the prescription. … Continue reading The Internet Intervention Patient Adherence Scale for Guided Internet-Delivered Behavioral Interventions: Development and Psychometric Evaluation