History and Current Status of ICBT

  • Gerhard AnderssonEmail author
  • Per Carlbring
  • Nils Lindefors


We begin this chapter with a discussion of the history of ICBT and its roots in bibliotherapy and computerised CBT. We then provide a brief description of one way of administering guided ICBT, including the role of the therapist and data security issues. This description is followed by examples of conditions that are not covered later in the book, such as specific phobias and addictions. We end this chapter with a discussion of technical developments, cost-effectiveness and implementation.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Augmented Reality Pathological Gambling Social Anxiety Disorder Panic Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Andersson
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Per Carlbring
    • 3
  • Nils Lindefors
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Behavioural Sciences and LearningLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Department of Clinical NeuroscienceKarolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  4. 4.Division of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical NeuroscienceKarolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden

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