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Rune Jonassen

Rune Jonassen


I have background as PhD candidate, researcher, university lecturer, and Postdoctor from the Clinical Neuroscience Research Group, Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo. I am authorised as clinical psychologist and have former- and on-going clinical practise.

Depression represents one of the largest sources of disability worldwide, is challenging to treat effectively, and very commonly recurs even when it is treated. Understanding mechanisms in individual trajectories that may lead to the prevention of consolidating depression symptoms is of crucial importance.

The ultimate goal of my research is to translate, and integrate research from genomics, neuroimaging and psychology to facilitate prevention and treatment of major depression. As Associate professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, OsloMet, (since Q4 2018) I am aiming to establish an international and interdiciplinary research group with depression and related health complaints as thematic focus.

Research projects

Scientific publications

Bø, Ragnhild; Kraft, Brage ; Joormann, Jutta; Jonassen, Rune ; Harmer, Catherine; Landrø, Nils Inge (2023). Cognitive predictors of stress-induced mood malleability in depression. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping. Vol. 37.

Bø, Ragnhild; Kraft, Brage ; Jonassen, Rune ; Pedersen, Mads Lund; Harmer, Catherine; Landrø, Nils Inge (2023). The long-term effects of ABM on symptom severity in patients with recurrent depression: A randomized sham-controlled trial. 6 p. Journal of Affective Disorders. Vol. 340.

Bø, Ragnhild; Kraft, Brage ; Pedersen, Mads Lund; Joormann, Jutta; Jonassen, Rune ; Osnes, Kåre; Harmer, Catherine; Landrø, Nils Inge (2023). The effect of attention bias modification on depressive symptoms in a comorbid sample: a randomized controlled trial. 7 p. Psychological Medicine. Vol. 53.

Kraft, Brage ; Bø, Ragnhild; Jonassen, Rune ; Heeren, Alexandre; Ulset, Vidar Sandsaunet; Stiles, Tore Charles; Landrø, Nils Inge (2023). The association between depression symptoms and reduced executive functioning is primarily linked by fatigue. 8 p. Psychiatry Research Communications. Vol. 3.

Kraft, Brage ; Bø, Ragnhild; Hoorelbeke, Kristof; Koster, Ernst; Jonassen, Rune ; Harmer, Catherine; Landrø, Nils Inge (2023). Examining attentional functioning in depression using a personalized network approach: A proof-of-principle study. Psychiatry Research Communications. Vol. 3.

Patel, Yash; Shin, Jean; Abé, Christoph; Agartz, Ingrid; Alloza, Clara; Alnæs, Dag; Ambrogi, Sonia; Antonucci, Linda A; Arango, Celso; Arolt, Volker; Auzias, Guillaume; Ayesa-Arriola, Rosa; Banaj, Nerisa; Banaschewski, Tobias; Bandeira, Cibele E; Başgöze, Zeynep; Cupertino, Renata Basso; Bau, Claiton H.D.; Bauer, Jochen; Baumeister, Sarah; Bernardoni, Fabio; Bertolino, Alesssandro; del Mar Bonnin, Caterina; Brandeis, Daniel; Brem, Silvia; Bruggermann, Jason; Bülow, Robin; Bustillo, Juan R.; Calderoni, Sara; Calvo, Rosa; Canales-Rodriguez, Erick J.; Cannon, Dara M.; Carmona, Susanna; Carr, Vaughan J.; Catts, Stanley V.; Chenji, Sneha; Chew, Qian Hui; Coghill, David; Connolly, Colm G.; Conzelmann, Annette; Craig-Craven, Alexander Richard; Dahl, Andreas; Haavik, Jan; Hilland, Eva ; Jonassen, Rune ; Landrø, Nils Inge; Lundervold, Astri Johansen; Maglanoc, Luigi; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Andreassen, Ole; Paus, Tomas (2022). Virtual Ontogeny of Cortical Growth Preceding Mental Illness. Biological Psychiatry. Vol. 92.

Hilland, Eva ; Johannessen, Cecilie Haggag; Jonassen, Rune ; Alnæs, Dag; Jørgensen, Kjetil Nordbø; Barth, Claudia; Andreou, Dimitrios; Nerland, Stener; Wortinger, Laura Anne; Smelror, Runar; Wedervang-Resell, Kirsten; Bohman, Hannes; Lundberg, Mathias; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Andreassen, Ole; Jönsson, Erik Gunnar; Agartz, Ingrid (2021). Aberrant default mode connectivity in adolescents with early-onset psychosis: A resting state fMRI study. 9 p. NeuroImage: Clinical. Vol. 33.

Jonassen, Rune (2021). The Cognitive Neuropsychological Hypothesis in Pediatric Anxiety and the Advantage of Revealing Early Changes in Brain Mechanisms Associated With Therapeutic Effects. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Jonassen, Rune ; Hilland, Eva ; Harmer, Catherine; Abebe, Dawit Shawel ; Bergem, Anne Kristine; Skarstein, Siv (2021). Use of Over-The-Counter Analgesics for Pain and Psychological Distress Among Adolescents: A Mixed Effects Approach in Cross-Sectional Survey Data From Norway. 20 p. BMC Public Health.

Jonassen, Rune ; Hilland, Eva ; Harmer, Catherine J.; Abebe, Dawit Shawel ; Bergem, Anne Kristine; Skarstein, Siv (2021). Over-the-counter analgesics use is associated with pain and psychological distress among adolescents: a mixed effects approach in cross-sectional survey data from Norway. 11 p. BMC Public Health. Vol. 21.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete