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Psychotherapy for adults

The research group investigates the effect of psychotherapy with the aim of increasing the knowledge on what sort of therapy works best for which disorders and for whom.

About the group

It has been known for a long time that psychotherapy works, but why it works is not properly understood. The group is trying to increase our knowledge in this area, with the hope that their results can improve future treatment methods. Potentially, there are large clinical consequences of the group’s research.

The most researcehd and frequently used conversational therapy methods are cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy. A number of studies have shown that these have a good effect on depressive symptoms and that they work almost equally. However, what we know less about is for whom and how these therapies work best. 


The research group consists of the different research projects that study psychotherapy at the Division of Mental Healt and Addiction. 


The group has a large international network with, amongst others, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands

Tags: Nordic, USA
Published Sep. 16, 2021 4:13 PM - Last modified Oct. 3, 2022 12:24 PM


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