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

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

New research: Sudden gains in internet CBT for OCD

A new study from the Karolinska Institutet shows that patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder who show “sudden gains” during internet CBT treatment yield better treatment effects, comparted to those who did not have sudden gains, or where “gradual gainers”. A sudden gain is a significant, large improvement of the patients’ symptoms that happens during a short period of time. Patients that showed sudden gains had less OCD symptoms by the end of treatment and during long-term follow-up, compared to those without sudden gains. These results could help researchers and clinicians to make better prognoses of who is likely to benefit from … Continue reading New research: Sudden gains in internet CBT for OCD