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About me

Psychiatry research school study director and post doc at Stocholm university

Education

PhD (2016), Clinical psychologist (2012)

Research description

We focus on the brain’s plasticity and how these changes affect our feelings.

Mainly, we use functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study both clinical and healthy participants. For instance, we may follow individuals over time while being treated with and anxiolytic treatment. We also have ongoing research on the brain's plasticity and the interaction with cell biology, such as telomeres, telomerase, glutathione peroxidase and mitochondria. Different methodological approaches are used, e.g., BOLD-fMRI variability, and support vector machine (SVM) learning. This research may lead to developments of novel and effective treatments for common psychiatric disorders.

 

Recent poster presentations

Månsson KNT., Lindqvist D., Wolkowitz, O., Nilsonne, G., Isung, I., Svanborg, C., Boraxbekk, CJ., Fischer, H., Lavebratt, C., Furmark, T. (2018) Can psychological treatment slow down cellular aging in social anxiety disorder? An intervention study evaluating changes in leukocyte telomere length and telomerase activity. In: Abstracts from the 73rd annual conference of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, 10th to 12th May, New York, New York, USA: SOBP

Månsson KNT., Garrett, DD., Wiegert, S., Manzouri, A., Furmark, T., Fischer, H. (2018). Affective brain signal variability separates social anxiety disorder patients from healthy individuals. In: Abstracts from the 73rd annual conference of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, 10th to 12th May, New York, New York, USA: SOBP

Månsson, KNT., Wager, TD, Isacsson, N., Kolbeinsson, Ö., Andersson, G., Fischer, H., Furmark, T. (2018). Temporal dynamics in the treatment of social anxiety - Neural changes occur early and precede clinical improvement. In: Abstracts from the 73rd annual conference of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, 10th to 12th May, New York, New York, USA: SOBP

Cortes, DS., Månsson, K.N.T., Laukka, P., Ebner, N., Fischer, H. (2018). Single-dose intranasal oxytocin administration reduced brain activity to negative emotion displays in younger and older men and women. In: Abstracts from the annual conference of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, 3rd to 5th May, Brooklyn, New York, USA: SANS

Fischer, H., Cortes, DS., Laukka, P., Månsson K.N.T., Ebner, N. (2018). Single-dose intranasal oxytocin administration is associated with larger amygdala grey matter volume in younger, but smaller volume in older adults. In: Abstracts from the annual conference of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, 3rd to 5th May, Brooklyn, New York, USA: SANS

 

Teaching portfolio

Study director for the research school in clinical psychiatry. Also, I teach psychologists methods in cognitive behavior therapy.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Awarded the Aaron T Beck student scholarship in 2013.

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