Erik Hedman-Lagerlöf

Erik Hedman-Lagerlöf

Adjunct Professor | Docent
Visiting address: Nobels väg 9, 17165 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Psykologi Hedman, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I'm a licensed psychologist, licensed psychotherapist, research group
    leader, and professor in psychology at the Department of Clinical
    Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet.


  • Anxiety disorders, depression and stress disorders are highly prevalent, lead
    to severe suffering for the affected, and are associated with substantial
    societal costs. The research in my group is focused on treatment and
    assessment of these disorders, with emphasis on health anxiety, i.e. a
    chronic and debilitating fear of acquiring somatic disease. Central aims of
    the research are also to investigate how psychological treatment works when
    provided in regular clinical settings and how well treatments work when
    delivered as via the Internet. I was part of the founding team of the
    Internet Psychiatry Clinic (, which is one of the
    leading clinics in the field of Internet-based treatment.
    *Five selected publications*
    Exposure-based cognitive-behavioural therapy via the internet and as
    bibliotherapy for somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety disorder:
    randomised controlled trial. [1]
    Hedman E, Axelsson E, Andersson E, Lekander M, Ljótsson B
    /Br J Psychiatry 2016 11
  • 209(5):407-413/
    Internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for severe health anxiety:
    randomised controlled trial. [2]
    Hedman E, Andersson G, Andersson E, Ljótsson B, Rück C, Asmundson GJ, /et
    /Br J Psychiatry 2011 Mar
  • 198(3):230-6/
    Internet-delivered exposure-based cognitive-behavioural therapy and
    behavioural stress management for severe health anxiety: randomised
    controlled trial. [3]
    Hedman E, Axelsson E, Görling A, Ritzman C, Ronnheden M, El Alaoui S, /et
    /Br J Psychiatry 2014 Oct
  • 205(4):307-14/
    Cost-effectiveness and long-term effectiveness of internet-based cognitive
    behaviour therapy for severe health anxiety. [4]
    Hedman E, Andersson E, Lindefors N, Andersson G, Rück C, Ljótsson B
    /Psychol Med 2013 Feb
  • 43(2):363-74/
    D-Cycloserine vs Placebo as Adjunct to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for
    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Interaction With Antidepressants: A
    Randomized Clinical Trial. [5]
    Andersson E, Hedman E, Enander J, Radu Djurfeldt D, Ljótsson B, Cervenka S,
    /et al/
    /JAMA Psychiatry 2015 Jul
  • 72(7):659-67/


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  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2020-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2015
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2011

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