Lectures and seminars Seminar on exhaustion disorder and fatigue as a transdiagnostic

18-09-2023 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Add to iCal
Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9, Eva & Georg Klein föreläsningssal

In this seminar, you will get an overview of the scientific basis for the Swedish exhaustion disorder diagnosis and take part of new research findings regarding conceptualization and treatment of fatigue across a range of fatigued patient groups (e.g., ME/CFS, post-COVID, and multiple sclerosis).

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Hans Knoop, Elin Lindsäter & Christian Rück

Exhaustion disorder (Swe: utmattningssyndrom) is one of the most common and costly mental disorders in Sweden, responsible for more long-term sickness absence than any other psychiatric or somatic disorder in the country. However, evidence for the validity of the diagnosis is limited and there are no evidence-based treatments. Recent research findings indicate that fatigue, the core symptom of exhaustion disorder, might better be conceptualized as a transdiagnostic symptom dimension rather than a disorder-specific pathophysiology. Fatigue severity across patient groups is primarily explained by transdiagnostic factors and the same moderators and mediators of treatment effect have been found across diagnostic samples.


Hans Knoop, Professor of Medical Psychology, Cancer Treatment and Quality of Life, and Mental Health at Amsterdam University Medical Centers, The Netherlands. Knoop will give an overview of his research and results that provide new insights into how severe fatigue across patient groups can be understood and treated.

Elin Lindsäter, PhD, lic. psychologist, Department of clinical neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, and Gustavsbergs University Primary Care Clinic, Region Stockholm. Lindsäter will present an overview of the current state of knowledge for the exhaustion disorder diagnosis.

Moderator: Professor Christian Rück, psychiatrist and research group leader at the Centre for Psychiatry Research, Department of clinical neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, and Stockholm Health Care Services, Region Stockholm.


This seminar is free of charge and held in English. IRL only. Please register to attend.

After the talk, snacks are offered.