Kai Österberg

Kai Österberg

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Research interests

Exhaustion disorder (burnout) – Etiology, effects on emotions and cognition, diagnostics, screening, and intervention/treatment..

Chronic toxic encephalopathy – neuropsychological assessment and diagnostic criteria

Idiopathic environmental intolerance (IEI) / multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) – Etiology, diagnostics, and treatment.

Current projects

Prospective validation of a new instrument for screening of incipient exhaustion disorder.
In co-operation with Björn Karlson* and Njördur Viborg.

Sustainable return-to-work after a workplace intervention for burnout.
In co-operation with Björn Karlson and Peter Jönsson.

Cognitive functioning after burnout syndrome.
In co-operation with Björn Karlson and Sofia Skogsliden.

Inadequate stress responsivity as a vulnerability factor for exhaustion disorder.
In co-operation with Björn Karlson (PI), Peter Jönsson, Gerd Johansson, Mattias Wallergård, and Åse Marie Hansen.

Does reduced ability to perceive internal bodily signals and to interpret negative affect contribute to the development of burnout? 
In co-operation with Peter Jönsson (PI).


* = Deceased


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