Gerhard Andersson, Linköping University
Is it possible to provide psychological treatment via the Internet? How can we better understand tinnitus and reduce distress by means of cognitive behavior therapy? What treatments work for depression? These are some of the questions in Gerhard Andersson's research.
Professor Gerhard Andersson, Ph.D. is full professor of Clinical Psychology at Linköping University (appointed 2003), in the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning. He also has a position as affiliated researcher at Karolinska Institutet in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Psychiatry, where he is linked to the Centre for Psychiatry Research (Competence Centre for Psychotherapy Research).
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His research is focused on psychological treatments for a wide range of conditions, but also on tinnitus and how it can be treated. The research group lead by Andersson conducts randomized clinical trials. New treatments are constantly developed and the group is often described as world leading when it comes to internet treatments. Effective treatments have been developed and tested for mood and anxiety disorders, but also for somatic problems such as chronic pain. In addition to the controlled trials the group publishes experiments and qualitative studies. Moreover systematic reviews and meta-analyses are often conducted and published.