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
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
Cambridge University Press just released a comprehensive book on new interventions for anxiety, OCD and PTSD, Edited by Lara J. Farrell, Griffith University, Queensland , Thomas H. Ollendick, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University , Peter Muris, Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands. Anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are amongst the most prevalent disorders in childhood and cause major suffering and impairment if not effectively diagnosed and treated. This book highlights advances in technology and neuroscience that improve the access and outcomes for young people suffering from anxiety disorders, OCD or PTSD. In Part II – OCD, you cand read a contribution of Kristina Aspvall, David … Continue reading Book release: “Innovations in CBT for Childhood Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD”
Finally, I have submitted a manuscript that I have been working on for quite a while together with my dear colleagues at CAP Research Centre and the Karolinska. We have developed and evaluated a scale to measure patient adherence in … Continue reading The internet intervention Patient Adherence Scale (iiPAS) – Preprint available now!
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