The efficacy of app‐supported smartphone interventions for mental health problems: a meta‐analysis

Today we published a new paper in World Psychiatry (impact factor = 34). Although impressive progress has been made toward developing empirically‐supported psychological treatments, the reality remains that a significant proportion of people with mental health problems do not receive these treatments. Finding ways to reduce this treatment gap is crucial. Since app‐supported smartphone interventions … Läs mer

Features and functionality of the Iterapi platform for internet-based psychological treatment

The purpose of this article is to describe an internet-based platform for improving symptoms and quality of life for people with psychological and behavioural health problems such as depression, anxiety, phobia, psychological trauma, hearing loss and tinnitus. The online platform, called Iterapi, was developed at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning at Linköping University, … Läs mer

Congratulations Hoa Ly (he is defending his PhD thesis today)

Today the psychologist and PhD student Hoa Ly will most likely receive his PhD degree. In Sweden the PhD defence is a public event. The supervisors have been Gerhard Andersson and Per Carlbring. Starting today at 13:00 at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning at Linköpings university Hoa will present his thesis. The thesis … 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

Behavioural activation versus mindfulness-based guided self-help treatment administered through a smartphone application: a randomised controlled trial

Today we published a new research paper in BMJ Open where we evaluated and compared the effectiveness of two smartphone-delivered treatments: one based on behavioural activation (BA) and other on mindfulness. Design Parallel randomised controlled, open, trial. Participants were allocated using an online randomisation tool, handled by an independent person who was separate from the staff … Läs mer

Guided and unguided CBT for social anxiety disorder and/or panic disorder via the Internet and a smartphone application

Today we published a new paper in the Trials journal (impact factor 2.21) entitled ”Guided and unguided CBT for social anxiety disorder and/or panic disorder via the Internet and a smartphone application: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial”. Smartphone technology presents a novel and promising opportunity to extend the reach of psychotherapeutic interventions by moving … Läs mer