Autism spectrum disorder and CBT

I often talk about the usefulness of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) in treating mental disorders, and my optimism is usually warranted. But CBT is not a panacea, and individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are systematically left out of treatment studies. This means that, for all its usefulness, we know close to nothing about how well CBT works for individuals with ASD. Another consequence is that we leave it up to each individual therapist to adapt therapy, which is challenging.

Sudden gains in ICBT for OCD

An investigation of sudden gains in a recent clinical trial from our lab

ICBT versus face-to-face CBT for OCD: study protocol

Study protocol for the main study of my PhD

Habit theory of OCD

What if compulsions create obsessions and not the other way around?

OCD is associated with impaired educational attainment

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a severe psychiatric disorder that usually develops before the age of 25. With such an early onset, the link between OCD and educational outcomes is important to study in order to understand the full impact of OCD. My colleagues just publised a study in JAMA Psychiatry where they investigated the link between obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and educational achievement in a nationwide study. Main findings They found that OCD is associated with a lower probability of entering and completing all levels of education, from compulsory school up until university degrees.

A stepped care model for OCD

Making sure patients receive the optimal level of treatment.

What is OCD?

What is OCD and what does OCD look like?

Study Plan

An overview of my PhD study plan