New grant to Mia Asplund

For the second year in a row, Mia Asplund has received a grant from the Mental Health Fund (Fonden för Psykisk Hälsa).

The grant is for the last part of Mia’s PhD research project, a randomized controlled study (RCT) testing the effect of internet based behavior therapy for dermatillomania.

100 000 kr for interesting and important research.


Photo: Micke Sandström

Mia Asplund receives grant

Mia Asplund’s research project about internet treatment for trichotillomania and dermatillomania receives a grant of 100 000 SEK from Fonden för Psykisk Hälsa (Mental Health Fund).

Trichotillomania and dermatillomania are two syndroms characterized by an excessive picking of hair or skin and is related to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) among others.

Currently, the project is collecting data for follow-up for the pilot study. The succeeding RCT is being planned and will hopefully start in the fourth quarter of 2021.


Mia Asplund i OCD-podden

Mia Asplund är med i senaste avsnittet av OCD-podden och talar om trichotillomani och dermatillomani. Lyssna här!

Mia är leg. psykolog och doktorand i forskargruppen. Hennes forskning handlar om psykologisk behandling av trichotillomani och dermatillomani, även kallat skin-picking disorder. Tricho- och dermatillomani är två psykiatriska tillstånd som innebär ett tvångsmässigt plockande av hår- respektive hud.

English translation: Mia Asplund, psychologist and and PhD student, talks about trichotillomania and skin-picking disorder in the Swedish podcast OCD-podden.