BRIM Bergen Research group for intervention and mental health across the Lifespan
Research project

Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (Unified Protocol)

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The Unified Protocol (UP) focuses on underlying emotion regulation difficulties that are common across various mental disorders. This project consists of multiple components. A feasibility study of UP has been initiated in a Norwegian context. The project will also enable the investigation of potential changes in interoceptive ability (sensing internal bodily functions like the heart and respiration) and heart rate variability (which is linked to emotion regulation ability) in individuals undergoing treatment within the framework of UP. A larger European multisite study (RCT) involving units from Spain, Portugal, Romania, Germany, Denmark, and Norway is planned. In this part of the project, new digital solutions and technological tools, such as smartphone apps, will be utilized and tested.