Dealing fast with anxiety disorders - Norway

Severe anxiety or panic attacks can justifiably be called a disorder of the young. More than half of those affected during their lives develop the problems in their childhood or youth.

The consequences are usually serious, and severe anxiety is one of the commonest reasons why young people drop out of education or work, and end up on disability benefit.

Norwegian psychologists Gerd Kvale and Bjarne Hansen have developed a treatment which can free patients from severe anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in just four days.

The Kavli Trust is now financing the extension of this method to children and young people, both in Norway and internationally.

More about this project

  • Joining forces for new mental health project

    November 07, 2018

    Bergen Research Foundation, the Kavli Trust, Haukeland University Hospital and the University of Bergen are joining forces to provide a total of NOK 111 million for a new mental health research centre in Bergen, Norway.

  • Putting panic to flight

    April 04, 2017

    An exciting new technique said to overcome anxiety disorders in just four days is now being spread to treatment centres throughout Norway and Sweden with support from the Kavli Trust.