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  • Physical exercise and mental health
  • Anxiety - Etiology and treatment
  • Mechanisms related to the effekts of physical exercise on mental health
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy  and augmented treatment

2016

Endal, T., Sirevåg, K., Stavestrand, S.H., Nordhus, I.H., Pallesen, S., Johansen, H., Lom, S.O., Hovland, A. (2016). Treating generalised anxiety disorder in older adults using cognitive behaviour therapy augmented with physical exercise– study design and exercise protocol. 6th International Conference of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health, Madrid, Spain.

Hovland, A. (2016). Forbedret behandling for eldre med generalisert angstlidelse. Psykiatriveka, Trondheim, Norway. (Translated: Augmented treatment for older adults with generalised anxiety disorder presented at the Norwegian National Psychiatric Congress, Trondheim.)

Hovland, A. (2016). Physical exercise in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Ten years anniversary for Psykiatrialliansen, Bergen, Norway.

 

2015

Hovland, A. (2015). Physical exercise for depression. 4th meeting of The Global Consortium for Depression Prevention, Bergen, Norway. http://depression-prevention.org.

Hovland, A. (2015). Augmenting CBT with physical exercise – Review of previous research and rational. In Anders Hovland (Chair), Augmenting CBT with physical exercise for anxiety disorders. European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT), Jerusalem, Israel.

Johansen, H., Trond Sjøbø, Vøllestad, J., Nordhus, I.H., Pallesen, S, Havik, O.E., Egil W. Martinsen, E.M., Nordgreen T., Hovland, A. (2015). Combining Internet Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Physical Exercise as Treatment for Panic Disorder - Treatment Protocol and Preliminary Results from a Feasibility Study. In Anders Hovland (Chair), Augmenting CBT with physical exercise for anxiety disorders. European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT), Jerusalem, Israel.

Vøllestad, J., Johansen, H., Trond Sjøbø, Nordhus, I.H., Pallesen, S, Havik, O.E., Egil W. Martinsen, E.M., Nordgreen T., Hovland, A. (2015). Participant Experiences of Augmented Treatment Combining Internet Based CBT and Physical Exercise as Treatment for Panic Disorder - Preliminary Findings from Qualitative Interviews. In Anders Hovland (Chair), Augmenting CBT with physical exercise for anxiety disorders. European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT), Jerusalem, Israel.

Sirevåg K., Stavestrand, S.H., Sjøbø, T., Pallesen, S., Nordhus, I.H., Nordahl, H., Mohlman, J., Johansen, H., Endal, T., Oksholm S.L., Egil Martinsen, E.W., Hovland, A. (2015). Augmenting Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Physical Exercise for Older Adults with Generalised Anxiety Disorder - A Randomized Controlled Trial. In Anders Hovland (Chair), Augmenting CBT with physical exercise for anxiety disorders. European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT), Jerusalem, Israel.

Hovland, A. (2015). Physical exercise as treatment for anxiety. In Eva Andersson (Chair), Fysisk aktivitet och mental hälsa. Medicinska Riksstämmen, Stockholm, Sweden. (Translated: In Eva Andersson (Chair), Physical activity and mental health. Symposium at The Annual General Meeting for Physicians, Stockholm, Sweden.)

 

2013

Hovland, A., Johansen, H., Sjøbø, T.V., Nordgreen, T., Martinsen, E.W. (2013). Combining physical exercise with guided self-help – a feasibility study. Poster at European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT), Marracech, Marocco.

Havnen, A., Hovland, A., Haug, E. T., Hansen, B., & Kvale, G. (2013). Executive cognitive factors and sleep disturbance in patients with OCD: Predictors and treatment results. 3rd Meeting of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, EABCT, Assisi, Italy.

Havnen, A., Hovland, A., Haug, E. T., Hansen, B., & Kvale, G. (2013). Sleep, executive cognitive factors and heart rate variability in OCD patients. 3rd Meeting of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) S.I.G. meeting on OCD, Assisi, Italy.

 

2012

Hovland, A., Pallesen, S., Hammar, Å., Hansen, A.L., Thayer, J.F., Tarvainen, M.P., Nordhus, IH. (2012). The relationships among heart rate variability, executive functions, and clinical variables in patients with panic disorder. Poster at The International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Midyear-Meeting. Oslo, Norway.

Hovland, A., Sjøbø, T., Pallesen, S., Gjestad, B., Birknes, B., Martinsen, E. W., Torsheim, T., & Nordhus, I. H. (2011). Physical exercise compared to cognitive behaviour therapy as a treatment for panic disorder: a randomized controlled trial. In E. W. Martinsen (Chair), Physical exercise in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT), Reykjavik, Iceland.

Hovland, A. (2011). Søvnkvalitet og sammenheng med inhibisjon og hjerteratevariabilitet - implikasjoner for kartlegging og behandling - Foreløpige resultater. Norsk Forum for Nevropsykiatri, Oslo. (Translated: Sleep quality and relation with cognitive inhibition and heart rate variability – Preliminary findings. Presented at the annual meeting in Norwegian Forum for Neuropsychiatry.) Award for best presentation.

 

Evidence-based psychological practice. Post-graduate course for specialisation in clinical psychology, Norwegian Psychological Association.

Anxiety. Graduate course, professional education for clinical psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen.

Cognitive behaviour therapy, professional education for clinical psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen.

2016

Kvam, S., Kleppe, C.L., Nordhus, I.H., Hovland, A. (2016). A meta-analysis of exercise as treatment for depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 202, 67-86.

Hovland, A., Nordhus, I.H. (2016). Behandling av psykiske lidelser hos eldre. Tidsskrift for Norsk psykologforening. (Translated: Treating mental disorders in older adults. In press.

2015           

Hovland, A., Johansen, H., Sjøbø, T., Vøllestad, J., Nordhus, I. H., Pallesen, S., ... & Nordgreen, T. (2015). A feasibility study on combining internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy with physical exercise as treatment for panic disorder — Treatment protocol and preliminary results. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 44, 275-287.

Andersson, E., Hovland, A., Kjellman, B. Taube J., Martinsen, E. W. (2015). Fysisk aktivitet lika bra som KBT eller läkemedel vid depression. Läkartidningen, 47, 112: DP4E. (Translated: Physical exercise as effective as CBT or medication for depression. Published in the Swedish Medical Journal.)

2013           

Hovland, A., Pallesen, S., Hammar, Å., Hansen, A. L., Thayer, J. F., Tarvainen, M. P., & Nordhus, I. H. (2013). Subjective sleep quality in relation to inhibition and heart rate variability in patients with panic disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 150, 152-155.

Hovland, A., Nordhus, I. ., Sjøbø, T., Gjestad, B. A., Birknes, B., Martinsen, E. W., . . . Pallesen, S. (2013). Comparing Physical Exercise in Groups to Group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for the Treatment of Panic Disorder in a Randomized Controlled Trial. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41, 408-432.

Havnen, A., Hovland, A., Haug, E. T., Hansen, B., & Kvale, G. (2013). Sleep and heart rate variability in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Preliminary findings. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 10, 56-60.

2012           

Hovland, A., Pallesen, S., Hammar, Å., Hansen, A. L., Thayer, J. F., Tarvainen, M. P., & Nordhus, I. H. (2012). The relationships among heart rate variability, executive functions, and clinical variables in patients with panic disorder. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 86, 269-275.

 

Publications – Recommendations and guidelines

Hovland, A., Martinsen, E. W., Taube J., Andersson, E., Kjellman, B. (2015). Fysisk aktivitet vid ångestsyndrom. Fysisk aktivitet i sjukdomsprevention och sjukdomsbehandling (FYSS). Stockholm: Yrkesföreningar för Fysisk Aktivitet (YFA) og Socialstyrelsen. (Translated: Physical exercise as treatment for anxiety.  Commissioned by The National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden.)

Martinsen, E. W., Hovland, A., Kjellman, B. Taube J., Andersson, E. (2015). Fysisk aktivitet vid depresjon. Fysisk aktivitet i sjukdomsprevention och sjukdomsbehandling (FYSS). Stockholm: Yrkesföreningar för Fysisk Aktivitet (YFA) og Socialstyrelsen. (Translated: Physical exercise as treatment for depression.  Commissioned by The National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden.)

 

Publications – Bookchapters

Hovland, A., Gjestad, B., Martinsen, E. W. (2013). Fysisk aktivitet som behandling for angst. Kvale, G., Havik, E. O., Heiervang, E. R., Haugland, B. S. M., & Tangen, T. (Eds.), Hvordan sikre angstpasienter kunnskapsbasert behandling? (s. 96-102). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. (ISBN 9788-2150-1879-9). (Translated: Physical activity as treatment for anxiety. Publised in the book How to ensure the delivery of evidensbased treatment for patients with anxiety.)

  • 2019. Physical exercise augmented psychological treatment of anxiety disorders: a systematic review. .
  • 2019. Physical exercise augmented cognitive behaviour therapy for older adults with generalized anxiety disorder – scientific rationale, study protocol, and preliminary findings for the Pexacog trial.
  • 2019. Physical exercise augmented cognitive behaviour therapy for older adults with generalised anxiety disorder (PEXACOG): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 1-14.
  • 2019. Feasibility of integrating vestibular rehabilitation and cognitive behaviour therapy for people with persistent dizziness. BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 1-10.
  • 2019. Efficacy of intergrating vestibular rehabilitation and cognitive behaviour therapy in persons with persistent dizziness in primary care- a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials.
  • 2019. Bedre behandling av generalisert angst. E-foredrag ved Aldring og helse. PSYK-IT 33.
  • 2018. Physical exercise augmented cognitive behaviour therapy for older adults with generalised anxiety disorder (PEXACOG): Study protocol and feasibility results from a randomised controlled trial.
  • 2018. Målet mangler midlet - Også satsing på forskning bør gi uttelling innenfor aktivitetsbasert finansiering. Om innsatsstyrt finansiering. Dagens medisin.
  • 2018. ICBT in routine care: A descriptive analysis of successful clinics in five countries. 108-115.
  • 2018. Combining manualised physical exercise with internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder – A feasibility study.
  • 2018. Augmenting CBT with physical exercise intreatment of generalised anxiety disorder in holder adults – results from a pilot study.
  • 2017. Comparing the effects of cognitive behavior therapy or regular physical exercise on sleep in the treatment of patients with panic disorder.
  • 2017. Behandling av psykiske lidelser hos eldre. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 92-99.
  • 2017. Bedre behandling for eldre med angst – bakgrunn og erfaringer fra Solli DPS.
  • 2017. "Levnadsvanor bör integreras i de nya riktlinjerna". Dagens Medicin.
  • 2016. Treating generalised anxiety disorder in older adults using cognitive behaviour therapy augmented with physical exercise– study design and exercise protocol.
  • 2016. Kombinasjon av kognitiv terapi og fysisk aktivitet gir forbedret behandling for eldre med generalisert angstlidelse – En randomisert kontrollert studie implementert i et DPS.
  • 2016. Fysisk aktivitet är lika bra som läkemedel eller samtalsterapi vid depression. IdrottsMedicin. 4-7.
  • 2016. Fysisk aktivitet vid ångestsyndrom. 632-643. In:
    • 2016. FYSS 2017. Fysisk aktivitet i sjukdomsprevention och sjukdomsbehandling. Yrkesföreningar för Fysisk Aktivitet (YFA).
  • 2016. Fysisk aktivitet vid depression. 362-370. In:
    • 2016. FYSS 2017. Fysisk aktivitet i sjukdomsprevention och sjukdomsbehandling. Yrkesföreningar för Fysisk Aktivitet (YFA).
  • 2016. Fysisk aktivitet og trening i behandling av angst og depresjon.
  • 2016. Exercise as a treatment for depression: A meta-analysis. 67-86.
  • 2016. Eldre med angstlidelse får behandlingstilbud.
  • 2015. Physical exercise for depression - Intervention or prevention?
  • 2015. Physical exercise as treatment for anxiety. In: Eva Andersson (Chair), Fysisk aktivitet och mental hälsa.
  • 2015. Participant Experiences of Augmented Treatment Combining Internet Based CBT and Physical Exercise as Treatment for Panic Disorder - Preliminary Findings from Qualitative Interviews. iN Anders Hovland (Chair), Augmenting CBT with physical exercise for anxiety disorders.
  • 2015. Fysisk aktivitet vid ångestsyndrom. 15 pages. In:
    • 2015. FYSS 2015 : fysisk aktivitet i sjukdomsprevention och sjukdomsbehandling. Statens folkhälsoinstitut.
  • 2015. Fysisk aktivitet vid depression. . In:
    • 2015. FYSS 2015 : fysisk aktivitet i sjukdomsprevention och sjukdomsbehandling. Statens folkhälsoinstitut.
  • 2015. Fysisk aktivitet lika bra som KBT eller läkemedel vid depression . 1-4.
  • 2015. Combining Internet Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Physical Exercise as Treatment for Panic Disorder - Treatment Protocol and Preliminary Results from a Feasibility Study. In: Anders Hovland (Chair), Augmenting CBT with physical exercise for anxiety disorders.
  • 2015. Augmenting Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Physical Exercise for Older Adults with Generalised Anxiety Disorder - A Randomized Controlled Trial. In: Anders Hovland (Chair, Augmenting CBT with physical exercise for anxiety disorders.
  • 2015. Augmenting CBT with physical exercise – Review of previous research and rational. In Anders Hovland (Chair), Augmenting CBT with physical exercise for anxiety disorders.
  • 2015. Augmenting CBT with physical exercise – Review of previous research and rational. In Anders Hovland (Chair), Augmenting CBT with physical exercise for anxiety disorders.
  • 2015. A feasibility study on combining internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy with physical exercise as treatment for panic disorder—treatment protocol and preliminary results. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 275-287.
  • 2014. Fysisk aktivitet som behandling av angstlidelser.
  • 2013. Subjective sleep quality in relation to inhibition and heart rate variability in patients with panic disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders. 152-155.
  • 2013. Sleep, executive cognitive factors and heart rate variability in OCD patients.
  • 2013. Sleep and heart rate variability in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Preliminary findings. Clinical Neuropsychiatry. 56-60.
  • 2013. Panic disorder - Treatment outcomes and psychophysiological concomitants.
  • 2013. Likhet for loven? : nye retningslinjer for oppfølging av barn til foreldre med psykisk lidelse. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 685 -687.
  • 2013. Implementation of routine measurement of individual outcomes in outpatient services. In J. Mellor-Clark (Chair), Experiences in the use of the CORE-Outcome Measure to improve communications skills and outpatient service quality.
  • 2013. Fysisk aktivitet som behandling for angst. 7 pages.
  • 2013. Fysisk aktivitet som behandling av angstlidelser.
  • 2013. Executive cognitive factors and sleep disturbance in patients with OCD: Predictors and treatment results.
  • 2013. En metaanalyse av trening som intervensjon for depresjon.
  • 2013. Comparing physical exercise in groups to group cognitive behaviour therapy for the treatment of panic disorder in a randomized controlled trial. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 1-25.
  • 2013. Combining physical exercise with guided self-help – a feasibility study.
  • 2012. The relationships among heart rate variability, executive functions, and clinical variables in patients with panic disorder. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 269-275.
  • 2012. The relationships among heart rate variability, executive functions, and clinical variables in patients with panic disorder.
  • 2012. Effekten av psykologiske intervensjoner for personer med demens og angst: En metaanalyse.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

  • PhD on Panic disorder.Title of dissertation: Panic disorder - Treatment outcomes and psychophysiological concomitants http://dspace.uib.no/handle/1956/7604)
  • Clinical psychologis educated at the University of Bergen and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Certified clinical therapist in cognitive behaviour therapy by the Norwegian Association for Cognitive Therapy (NFKT)
  • Head of research at Solli Hospital

Physical EXercise Augmented Cognitive behaviour therapy for Older adults with Generalised anxiety disorder (PEXACOG)

The study is an RCT designed to evaluate the effects of exercise-augmented cognitive behaviour therapy for older adults with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). Clinical, biological, physiological and neuropsychological characteristics of GAD in older adults will also be investigated and the effects of treatment on this factors will be assessed.