Cognitive-behavioural therapy for concerned significant others of people with problem gambling

Today we published a study protocol for a randomised wait-list controlled trial in BMJ Open. The study is important since about 2.3% of the adult population in Sweden are considered to suffer from problem gambling. However, it is estimated that only 5% of those seek treatment. Problem gambling can have devastating effects on the economy, … Läs mer

Smartphone-Supported versus Full Behavioural Activation for Depression: A Randomised Controlled Trial

There is need for more cost and time effective treatments for depression. This is the first randomised controlled trial in which a blended treatment – including four face-to-face sessions and a smartphone application – was compared against a full behavioural treatment. Hence, the aim of the current paper was to examine whether a blended smartphone … Läs mer

Internet-based treatment of stress urinary incontinence

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Today we published a new study in BJU International (Impact Factor: 3.13) entitled ”Internet-based treatment of stress urinary incontinence: 1- and 2 years results of a randomised controlled trial with focus on pelvic floor muscle training”. The objective of the study was to evaluate the long-term effects of two non-face-to-face treatment programmes for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) … Läs mer

Group versus Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for procrastination

Today a new paper entitled ”Group versus Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for procrastination: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial” was accepted. Procrastination is defined as a voluntarily delay of an intended course of action despite expecting to be worse-off for the delay, and is considered a persistent behavior pattern that can result in major psychological … Läs mer

Guided internet-delivered CBT for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Today a new study was published. The aim of that randomized controlled trial was to investigate the effects of guided internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sixty-two participants with chronic PTSD, as assessed by the Clinician-administered PTSD Scale, were recruited via nationwide advertising and randomized to either treatment (n = 31) … Läs mer

CBT vs. interpersonal psychotherapy for social anxiety disorder

In this study, just published in Journal of Anxiety Disorders, a previously evaluated guided Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety disorder was adapted for mobile phone administration. The treatment was compared with a guided self-help treatment based on interpersonal psychotherapy. The treatment platform could be accessed through smartphones, tablet computers, and standard computers. A … Läs mer

Just published: Internet-delivered versus face-to-face group cognitive behavioural therapy for depression

Guided internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT) has been found to be effective in the treatment of mild to moderate depression, but there have been no direct comparisons with the more established group-based CBT with a long-term follow-up.   Method Participants with mild to moderate depression were recruited from the general population and randomized to either … Läs mer