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Anton Käll


My research focuses on how perceptions of the social world affect people's well-being and on developing interventions when this creates problems. The methods used are both internet-based interventions and experimental studies.

The social world and mental health 

The social world and how it is perceived is of great importance for understanding many mental health problems

My research focuses on understanding the role of the social world in mental health. My primary research interest is in understanding the phenomenon of loneliness and why it becomes a lasting problem for some people. For my Ph.D. I investigated whether internet-based psychological treatments can be of help for this group. With the help of the research group’s prior knowledge about internet-based treatments we have created and tested two interventions targeting loneliness. One of these is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and the other makes use of another one form of psychotherapy called interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT).

Currently I serve as the lead on an experimental study studying how morphine affects social cognition.



Verena Schneider, Tom Norris, Manjula Nugawela, Emma Dalrymple, Dougal Hargreaves, Anton Käll, Kelsey McOwat, Roz Shafran, Terence Stephenson, Laila Xu, CLoCk Consortium Members (2023) Loneliness Trajectories, Associated Factors and Subsequent Health in Children and Young People During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Matched Cohort Study Psychology Research and Behavior Management, Vol. 16, p. 4461-4477 Continue to DOI
Anton Käll, Gerhard Andersson (2023) Knowledge acquisition following internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for loneliness-A secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Vol. 81, Article 101872 Continue to DOI
Gerhard Andersson, Anton Käll, Simon Juhlin, Carl Wahlstrom, Edvard de Fine Licht, Simon Färdeman, Anna Franck, Anna Tholcke, Karin Nachtweij, Emma Fransson, Kristofer Vernmark, Mikael Ludvigsson, Matilda Berg (2023) Free choice of treatment content, support on demand and supervision in internet-delivered CBT for adults with depression: A randomized factorial design trial Behaviour Research and Therapy, Vol. 162, Article 104265 Continue to DOI


Tom Cawthorne, Anton Käll, Sophie Bennett, Gerhard Andersson, Roz Shafran (2022) The development of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for chronic loneliness in children and young people: Protocol for a single-case experimental design PLOS ONE, Vol. 17, Article e0278746 Continue to DOI
Noëmi Seewer, Andrej Skoko, Anton Käll, Gerhard Andersson, Maike Luhmann, Thomas Berger, Tobias Krieger (2022) Evaluating the Efficacy of a Guided and Unguided Internet-Based Self-help Intervention for Chronic Loneliness: Protocol for a 3-Arm Randomized Controlled Trial JMIR Research Protocols, Vol. 11, Article e36358 Continue to DOI