The NORCOR bio-psychosocial project was started in 2015 and is still ongoing. The project is headed by Toril Dammen. The project studies psychosocial and genetic mechanisms and develops and tests new psychological treatment. The project includes data from a cross-sectional study with longitudinal follow-up, and a sub-study using structured psychiatric interviews. The project also uses clinical and genetic data from more than 400,000 patients from the United Kingdom (UK) biobank and the 23andme database.
In 2019, an open intervention study was conducted where we test the effect of a new psychological treatment for heart patients with anxiety and depression. A larger randomized study is scheduled in 2021.
The project currently includes 3 PhD fellows.