Nils Holmberg

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a common, chronic and functionally incapacitating psychiatric disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive acts. First-line drug therapy utilizes serotonin reuptake inhibitors at dosages that are usually higher and yield slower responses than those used in the treatment of major depression. Second generation(More)
Recent years have seen a better understanding of the psychological changes underlying social phobia and generalized anxiety disorder, and successful methods of cognitive psychotherapy have been developed. Exposure to social situations causing anxiety and cognitive restructuring has diminished social anxiety. An underlying factor in generalized anxiety(More)
The general research question of the present study was to assess the impact of visually salient online adverts on children's task-oriented internet use. In order to answer this question, an experimental study was constructed in which 9- and 12-year-old Swedish children were asked to solve a number of tasks while interacting with a mockup website. In each(More)
In a naturalistic newspaper reading study, two pairs of information graphics have been designed to study the effects of (a) the spatial contiguity principle and (b) the dual scripting principle bymeans of eye tracking measurements. Our data clearly show that different spatial layouts have a significant effect on readers’ eyemovement behaviour. An integrated(More)
An interactive computer-supported prescription processing system has been developed as an add-on to existing general practitioner information systems. The aim of the system is to improve the clarity, efficiency and economy of drug treatment choices and prescription writing. It enables the doctor to choose the best treatment from the system's formulary(More)
Newspapers and net papers are complex multimodal documents consisting of texts, pictures and graphics. Although we encounter such documents in our everyday life, there is still little empirical evidence about how these formats are processed. The question is how readers interact with these formats, combine information from all of the available sources and(More)
Recent years have seen the development of Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, i.e. psychological self-help program mediated via the Internet, the patient being in contact via e-mail with the support person directing the therapy. Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy usually consists of psychoeducation, exercises and prevention of the(More)
A brief psychotherapeutic regime aiming to prevent future attempts has been developed for persons who have attempted suicide. According to the cognitive-behavioral framework, the patients' injurious automatic thoughts and basic delusions make the problem situations subjectively impossible. After an assessment of suicide risk, a safety plan shall be devised.(More)