The Future of Mental Health Treatment: Prescription Digital Therapeutics, Cyberpsychology, and Care Intelligence Solutions

Despite the fact that a wealth of data has been generated supporting psychotherapy and medications as efficacious and effective treatments for many mental health problems, there remain challenges and limitations in both (e.g., cost, dissemination, access, etc.). As a result, psychological disorders remain prevalent in our society and have a profound negative impact on our … Läs mer

The effectiveness of guided internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder in a routine care setting

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a common mental disorder with high persistence when untreated. As access to effective treatment is limited, guided internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) has been proposed as an effective alternative to face-to-face treatment. In a new study, that was published today, we examined the effectiveness of a 14-week therapist-guided ICBT program … Läs mer

Long-term effects of internet-supported cognitive behaviour therapy

Internet-supported and therapist-guided cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT) is effective for a range of problems in the short run, but less is known about the long-term effects with follow-ups of two years or longer. This paper reviews studies in which the long-term effects of guided ICBT were investigated. Following literature searches in PubMed and other sources … Läs mer

Internet-based stress management for distressed managers: results from a randomised controlled trial

The aim of our new randomised controlled trial (RCT) was to evaluate the efficacy of a guided internet-based stress management intervention (iSMI) among distressed managers compared with a attention control group (AC) with full access to treatment-as-usual. A total sample of 117 distressed managers, mainly employed in the healthcare, IT, communication and educational sector, were … Läs mer

Treating procrastination: Treatment delivered via the Internet VS. Group therapy

Procrastination is a common problem among university students, with at least half of the population reporting great difficulties initiating or completing tasks and assignments. Procrastination can have a negative impact on course grades and the ability to achieve a university degree, but can also lead to psychological distress. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is believed to … Läs mer

Behavioral couples therapy for Problem Gamblers and Concerned Significant Others

Problem gambling creates significant harm for the gambler and for concerned significant others (CSOs). While several studies have investigated the effects of individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for problem gambling, less is known about the effects of involving CSOs in treatment. Behavioral couples therapy (BCT) has shown promising results when working with substance use disorders … Läs mer

Is the Devil in the Detail? Two Randomized Controlled Trials of Guided Internet Based CBT for Perfectionism

Being highly attentive to details can be a positive feature. However, for some individuals, perfectionism can lead to distress and is associated with many psychiatric disorders. Cognitive behavior therapy has been shown to yield many benefits for those experiencing problems with perfectionism, but the access to evidence-based care is limited. The current study investigated the … Läs mer

Internet-Based Vestibular Rehabilitation for Older Adults With Chronic Dizziness

Vestibular rehabilitation is an effective intervention for dizziness due to vestibular dysfunction, but is seldom provided. We aimed to determine the effectiveness of an Internet-based vestibular rehabilitation program for older adults experiencing dizziness in primary care. We undertook a single-center, single-blind randomized controlled trial comparing an Internet-based vestibular rehabilitation intervention (Balance Retraining, freely available from … Läs mer

Congratulations Kristoffer NT Månsson (who defended his PhD thesis today)

Today the psychologist and PhD student Kristoffer NT Månsson brilliantly defended his PhD thesis in Linköping University. The thesis was entitled ”Restructuring the socially anxious brain: Using magnetic resonance imaging to advance our understanding of effective cognitive behaviour therapy for social anxiety disorder”. Philippe Goldin from University of California served as an excellent opponent. We, … Läs mer

For better or worse: An individual patient data meta-analysis of deterioration among participants receiving Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy

During the last decades a number of systematic reviews and meta-analyses have provided increasing support for the use of psychological treatments as a way of alleviating mental distress and enhancing well-being (Cuijpers et al., 2013; Cuijpers, Smit, Bohlmeijer, Hollon, & Andersson, 2010; Hofmann, Asnaani, Vonk, Sawyer, & Fang, 2012). In addition, great efforts have been … Läs mer