Monthly Archives: February 2012

We proudly present: new study on treatment-resistant OCD suggests that OCD may be more than one disorder

Johan Larsson, Christian Rück and David Mataix-Cols just landed a smash (sorry for the badminton joke) with a new study published in European Neuropsychopharmacology where a group of patients with severe OCD that had been treted with neurosurgery were studied. Results show that symptoms in the symmetry/ordering domain were associated with greater severity of OCD, depression and anxiety, as well as greater impairment at  follow-up. The results challenge our current conceptualization of OCD as a unitary diagnostic entity with a single neurobiological substrate. Read more here:

Rück C, Larsson K.J., Mataix-Cols D. Predictors of medium and long-term outcome following capsulotomy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: One site may not fit all. European Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 2220936215.

We proudly present: New clinical trial showing that OCD can be treated effectively with internetbased CBT

OCD can be treated effectively with internetbased CBT according to a new randomized controlled study from our lab published today in Psychological Medicine. This is the first controlled study ever to show the efficacy of iCBT in OCD and offers hope that effective treatment can be more accessible in the future.

Read more (it’s Open Acess):

Upcoming Ph D half-time seminar for Erik Andersson

Erik Andersson’s half-time seminar is March 19 at 13:00 at Askö, M59. The first study is on internetbased CBT for OCD and can be read here. Results are very encouraging.

The Andersson Complex

All these three researchers are Anderssons. Two of them even go under the “E Andersson” name. And they are not related. How come we accumulated so much Anderssons in this lot?