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Äldre får terapi via internet

Nu ska terapi via internet till äldre prövas av forskare vid Linköpings universitet. Gerhard Andersson, professor i klinisk psykologi, leder forskningsprojektet som riktar sig till dem som är 60 år eller äldre och lider av ångest och nedstämdhet. De är en eftersatt grupp, säger han.

Psykisk ohälsa hos äldre är ett eftersatt område, trots ett stort behov. Enligt socialstyrelsen lider 12-15 procent av alla personer över 65 år av nedstämdhet och depression, och 5-10 procent av en eller flera ångestsjukdomar.

– Idag erbjuds äldre personer med psykisk ohälsa sällan psykologisk behandling. Psykofarmaka är sannolikt den vanligaste behandlingen, säger professor Gerhard Andersson som leder projektet.

Behandlingen är baserad på kognitiv beteendeterapi (KBT) där deltagarna har en kontinuerlig kontakt via internet med sin behandlare. Behandlingen skräddarsys för varje deltagare då symtom på ångest och nedstämdhet kan ta sig olika uttryck. Det enda som krävs är tillgång till en dator, sedan kan man genomgå behandlingen i sin hemmiljö.

Anika Agebjörn 2012-09-18

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Last updated: 2017-02-13