Research on psychological interventions for somatic and psychiatric conditions

Hugo Hesser, PhD, is an associate professor of clinical psychology. His research focuses on the evaluation of psychological treatments of somatic and psychiatric conditions, such as tinnitus, IBS, chronic pain, interpersonal violence, pathological gambling and depression and anxiety disorders. A particular interest is the application of advanced statistical models to test causal effects and mechanisms of change in treatment studies. Dr Hesser is an associate editorial board member of the leading CBT journal Behaviour Research and Therapy. He teaches courses in introductory and advanced quantitative methodology and he serves as a statistical advisor for the scientific journal Internet Interventions. He is also works part time as a clinical psychologist at Linköping university hospital.    

Ongoing research and research interests

  • Tinnitus
  • Psychological treatments of chronic pain
  • Psychological treatments of IBS
  • Prevention of interpersonal violence
  • Internet-delivered psychological treatments of psychiatric and somatic conditions
  • Prevention of pathological gambling
  • Psychological treatments of insomnia

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Martina Nordh, Tove Wahlund, Maral Jolstedt, Hanna Sahlin, Johan Bjureberg, Johan Ahlen, Maria Lalouni, Sigrid Salomonsson, Sarah Vigerland, Malin Lavner, Lars-Göran Öst, Fabian Lenhard, Hugo Hesser, David Mataix-Cols, Jens Högström, Eva Serlachius (2021) Therapist-Guided Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Internet-Delivered Supportive Therapy for Children and Adolescents With Social Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA psychiatry , Vol. 78 , s. 705-713 Continue to DOI