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    • Cloud Based Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Service for Public Speaking Anxiety 

      Salkevicius, Justas; Miskinyte, Audrone; Navickas, Lukas (MDPI, 2019-02-15)
      Public speaking anxiety is commonly treated using cognitive behavioral therapy. During the therapy session, the patient is either asked to vividly imagine and describe the feared stimulus or is confronted with it in the ...
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    • Implementation of the Bergen 4-day treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder in Iceland 

      Davidsdottir, Soley Drofn; Sigurjonsdottir, Olafia; Ludvigsdóttir, Sigurbjorg Jona; Hansen, Bjarne; Laukvik, Inger Lill; Hagen, Kristen; Björgvinsson, Thröstur; Kvale, Gerd (Giovanni Fioriti Editore, 2019)
      Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the first implementation outside of Norway of the Bergen 4-day treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), an innovative and effective treatment format with high ...
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    • Near Miss in a Video Game: an Experimental Study 

      Finserås, Turi Reiten; Krossbakken, Elfrid; Pallesen, Ståle; Mentzoni, Rune Aune; King, Daniel L.; Griffiths, Mark D.; Molde, Helge (Springer, 2019)
      Models to explain persistent and excessive gaming behavior have proposed that reward characteristics in video games influence gaming behavior, yet these characteristics have received minimal empirical attention to date. ...
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    • Psychosocial characteristics differentiate non-distressing and distressing voices in 10,346 adolescents 

      Løberg, Else-Marie; Gjestad, Rolf; Posserud, Maj-Britt Rocio; Kompus, Kristiina; Lundervold, Astri (Springer, 2019)
      Adolescents hearing non-existent voices may be at risk for psychosis, but the prevalence of voice-hearing (VH) in the general population complicates clinical interpretations. Differentiating between VH with and without ...
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    • Evaluating an Internet Gaming Disorder Scale Using Mokken Scaling Analysis 

      Finserås, Turi Reiten; Pallesen, Ståle; Mentzoni, Rune Aune; Krossbakken, Elfrid; King, Daniel L.; Molde, Helge (Frontiers, 2019-04-26)
      Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) was recently included as a condition for further study in the fifth and latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The present study investigated whether the ...
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    • Reports of the benefits of drug use from individuals with substance use disorders 

      Bjørnestad, Jone Ravndal; Veseth, Marius; Berg, Henrik; Davidson, Larry; McKay, James R.; Moltu, Christian; Skaalevik, Alexander Waagan; Slyngstad, Tale Ekeroth; Svendsen, Thomas Solgård; Nesvåg, Sverre Martin (Taylor & Francis, 2020)
      Background: The perceived benefits of drug use are not currently integrated into the treatment of substance use disorder. This omission appears paradoxical and is unsubstantiated by empirical research. As the perceived ...
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    • Entering an emotional minefield: professionals’ experiences with facilitators to address abuse in child interviews. 

      Albæk, Ane Ugland; Binder, Per-Einar; Milde, Anne Marita (BioMed Central, 2019)
      Background: Extensive research documents that child abuse is widespread and that it has detrimental effects on victims’ physical, psychological and social well-being. Efforts to help abused children by removing stressors ...
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    • Effectiveness of Prompt Mental Health Care, the Norwegian Version of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: A Randomized Controlled Trial 

      Knapstad, Marit; Lervik, Linn Vathne; Sæther, Solbjørg Makalani Myrtveit; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Smith, Otto Robert Frans (Karger, 2020)
      Background: The innovative treatment model Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and its Norwegian adaptation, Prompt Mental Health Care (PMHC), have been evaluated by cohort studies only. Albeit yielding ...
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    • Antipsychotic treatment – a systematic literature review and meta-analysis of qualitative studies 

      Bjørnestad, Jone Ravndal; Lavik, Kristina O.; Davidson, Larry; Hjeltnes, Aslak; Moltu, Christian; Veseth, Marius (Taylor & Francis, 2019)
      Background: The literature on antipsychotic medication in psychosis lack systematization of the empirical knowledge base on patients’ subjective experiences of using antipsychotic drugs. Such investigations are pivotal to ...
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    • Peer involvement and cross-sector efforts in establishing integrated treatment of hepatitis C virus infection for people with substance use disorders: experiences from Norway 

      Lygren, Ole Jørgen Scheie; Bjørnestad, Ronny; Løberg, Else-Marie; Bonnier, Martine; Buljovcic, Vibeke Bråthen; Johansson, Kjell Arne; Fadnes, Lars Thore (BioMed Central, 2019-12-21)
      Background For people with opioid dependence in Norway, chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections contribute to high mortality and high morbidity. Around 50% of patients in medically assisted rehabilitation (MAR) have ...
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    • Successfully treating 90 patients with obsessive compulsive disorder in eight days: The Bergen 4-day treatment 

      Kvale, Gerd; Hansen, Bjarne; Björgvinsson, Thröstur; Børtveit, Tore; Hagen, Kristen; Haseth, Svein; Kristensen, Unn Beate; Launes, Gunvor; Ressler, Kerry J.; Solem, Stian; Strand, Arne; van den Heuvel, Odile A; Øst, Lars Gøran (Springer, 2018-10-04)
      Background: Oslo University Hospital, Norway, had by autumn 2016, accumulated a waiting list of 101 patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who had a legal right to receive treatment by a specialized OCD team. ...
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    • Long-Term Effects of an Unguided Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Insomnia 

      Vedaa, Øystein; Hagatun, Susanne; Kallestad, Håvard; Pallesen, Ståle; Smith, Otto Robert Frans; Thorndike, Frances P; Ritterband, Lee M.; Sivertsen, Børge (AASM, 2019)
      STUDY OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of fully automated Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) 18 months after the intervention period on sleep, daytime functioning, ...
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    • Becoming Aware of Inner Self-Critique and Kinder Toward Self: A Qualitative Study of Experiences of Outcome After a Brief Self-Compassion Intervention for University Level Students 

      Binder, Per-Einar; Dundas, Ingrid; Stige, Signe Hjelen; Hjeltnes, Aslak; Woodfin, Vivian; Moltu, Christian (Frontiers, 2019-12-06)
      This qualitative study investigated ways in which student participants in a three-session self-compassion course became more compassionate toward themselves and challenges related to this change. Ninety-four participants ...
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    • Psychological interventions for the Fear of Public Speaking: A Meta-analysis. 

      Ebrahimi, Omid V.; Pallesen, Ståle; Kenter, Robin Maria Francisca; Nordgreen, Tine (Frontiers, 2019-03-15)
      Background: Fear of Public Speaking (FoPS) or public speaking anxiety is a type of social anxiety and the single most commonly feared situation in the population. FoPS is disabling with negative occupational, academic, and ...
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    • Relationships between depressive symptoms and panic disorder symptoms during guided internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for panic disorder 

      Walderhaug, Eirik Paulsen; Gjestad, Rolf; Egeland, Jens; Havik, Odd E.; Nordgreen, Tine (Taylor & Francis, 2019)
      Aims: The current study explore the relationship between the trajectories of primary panic disorder symptoms and secondary depressive symptoms during guided internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder. ...
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    • Kliniske tilbakemeldingssystemer i psykisk helsevern – implementering og praktisering 

      Hovland, Runar Tengel (The University of Bergen, 2020-05-11)
      Clinical feedback systems or progress monitoring systems (CFS) have gained increasing interest over the past twenty years. They were developed to enable clinicians to monitor treatment and to enhance patient outcome. Several ...
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    • A randomized controlled trial of concentrated ERP, self-help and waiting list for obsessive- compulsive disorder: The Bergen 4-Day Treatment 

      Launes, Gunvor; Hagen, Kristen; Sunde, Tor; Øst, Lars Gøran; Klovning, Ingrid; Laukvik, Inger Lill; Himle, Joseph A.; Solem, Stian; Hystad, Sigurd William; Hansen, Bjarne; Kvale, Gerd (Frontiers, 2019-11-15)
      Background: The Bergen 4-day treatment (B4DT) is a concentrated exposure-based treatment for patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) delivered during four consecutive days. The B4DT has in a number of effectiveness ...
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    • A psychophysiological investigation of the interplay between orienting and executive control during stimulus conflict: A heart rate variability study 

      Sørensen, Lin; Wass, Sam Vincent; Osnes, Berge; Schanche, Elisabeth; Adolfsdottir, Steinunn; Svendsen, Julie Lillebostad; Visted, Endre; Eilertsen, Thomas; Jensen, Daniel André; Nordby, Helge; Fasmer, Ole Bernt; Binder, Per-Einar; Koenig, Julian; Sonuga-Barke, Edmund J.S. (Elsevier, 2019-11)
      Background It has been hypothesized that resting state cardiac vagal activity (CVA) - an indicator of parasympathetic nervous system activity - is a specific psychophysiological marker of executive control function. Here, ...
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    • Twelve Months Post-treatment Results From the Norwegian Version of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies 

      Sæther, Solbjørg Makalani Myrtveit; Knapstad, Marit; Grey, Nick; Smith, Otto Robert Frans (Frontiers, 2019-10-19)
      Objectives: Prompt Mental Health Care (PMHC) is the Norwegian version of the England’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). Both programs have been associated with substantial symptom reductions from pre- ...
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    • A cross-national analysis of the psychometric properties of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory 

      Molde, Helge; Nordhus, Inger Hilde; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Engedal, Knut; Bendixen, Anette Bakkane; Byrne, Gerard J.; Marquez-Gonzalez, Maria; Losada, Andres; Feng, Lei; Kuan Tai Ow, Elisabeth; Pisitsungkagarn, Kullaya; Taephant, Nattasuda; Jarukasemthawee, Somboon; Champagne, Alexandra; Landreville, Philippe; Gosselin, Patrick; Ribeiro, Oscar; Diefenbach, Gretchen J; Blank, Karen; Beaudreau, Sherry A; Laks, Jerson; Bom de Araujo, Narahyana; Paz Fonseca, Rochele; Kochhann, Renata; Camozzato, Analuiza; van den Brink, Rob; Fluiter, Mario; Naarding, Paul; Pelzers, Loeki P R M; Lugtenburg, Astrid; Oude Voshaar, Richard; Pachana, Nancy A. (Oxford University Press, 2019-01-08)
      Objectives: Assessing late-life anxiety using an instrument with sound psychometric properties including crosscultural invariance is essential for cross-national aging research and clinical assessment. To date, no ...
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