Research

Research

Publications

Articles

Skau, S, Jonsdottir, IH, Dahlman, AS, Johansson, B and Kuhn, HG (2020) Exhaustion disorder and altered brain activity in frontal cortex detected with fNIRS, Stress, DOI: 10.1080/10253890.2020.1777972 

Nilsson, MKL, Johansson, B, Carlsson, ML, Schuit RC and Rönnbäck L (2020) Effect of the monoaminergic stabiliser (−)-OSU6162 on mental fatigue following stroke or traumatic brain injury. Acta Neuropsychiatrica 1–10. doi: 10.1017/ neu.2020.22

Irestorm, E, Tonning, I, Johansson, B and Øra, I (2020) Cognitive fatigue in relation to depressive symptoms after treatment for childhood cancer. BMC Psychology, 10;8(1):31. doi: 10.1186/s40359-020-00398-1

Johansson, B, Andréll, P, Rönnbäck, L and Mannheimer, C (2020) Follow-up after 5.5 years of treatment with methylphenidate for mental fatigue and cognitive function after a mild traumatic brain injury, Brain Injury, 34(2):229-235

Bergqvist, L, Öhrvall, A-M, Rönnbäck, L, Johansson, B, Himmelmann, K and Peny-Dahlstrand, M (2020) Evidence of Construct Validity for the Modified Mental Fatigue Scale When Used in Persons with Cerebral Palsy Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 23(4):240-252 

Skau, S, Bunketorp-Käll, L, Kuhn, H G and Johansson, B (2019) Mental Fatigue and Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) – Based Assessment of Cognitive Performance After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Fronierst Human Neuroscience, 13(145)

Jonasson, A, Levin, C, Renfors, M, Strandberg, S and Johansson B (2018) Mental fatigue and impaired cognitive function after an acquired brain injury. Brain Behav, e01056.

Johansson, B and Bjuhr, H (2018) Train 4 Good – an eight-month mindfulness program live on Internet for long-term mental fatigue and emotional distress after an acquired brain injury. Archives of Psychology, 2(5):1-17 

Johansson, B, Wentzel, A-P, Andréll, P, Rönnbäck, L and Mannheimer, C (2018) Two-Year Methylphenidate Treatment of Mental Fatigue and Cognitive Function After a Traumatic Brain Injury: A Clinical Prospective Study. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 38:164–165

Johansson, B and Rönnbäck, L (2017) Assessment and treatment of mental fatigue after a traumatic brain injury. Journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 27(7):1047-1055

Palm, S, Rönnbäck, L and Johansson, B (2017) Long-term mental fatigue after traumatic brain injury and impact on employment status. Rehabil Med, 49:228-233 

Johansson, B, Wentzel, A-P, Andréll, P, Rönnbäck, L and Mannheimer, C (2017) Long-term treatment with methylphenidate for fatigue after traumatic brain injury. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 135(1):100-107

Johansson, B and Bjuhr, H (2016) Teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Live Online to Individuals Suffering from Mental Fatigue-A Qualitative Evaluation. International Journal of Social Science Studies, 4(3); doi:10.11114/ijsss.v4i3.1389

Johansson, B and Rönnbäck, L (2015) Novel computer tests for identification of mental fatigue after traumatic brain injury. NeuroRehabilitation, 36(2):195-202 

Papakokkinou, E, Johansson, B, Berglund, P, Ragnarsson, O (2015) Mental Fatigue and Executive Dysfunction in Patients with Cushing’s Syndrome in Remission. Behavioural Neurology, 6 pages, doi.org/10.1155/2015/173653 

Johansson, B, Bjuhr, H, Karlsson, M, Karlsson, J-O, Rönnbäck, L (2015) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Delivered Live on the Internet to Individuals Suffering from Mental Fatigue After an Acquired Brain Injury. Mindfulness, 6:1356-1365 

Johansson, B, Wentzel, A-P, Andréll, P, Rönnbäck, L and Mannheimer, C (2015) Methylphenidate reduces mental fatigue and improves processing speed in persons suffered a traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 29(6):758-765 

Johansson, B, Bjuhr, H, and Rönnbäck, L (2015) Evaluation of an Advanced Mindfulness Program Following a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Participant Suffering from Mental Fatigue After Acquired Brain Injury. Mindfulness, 6(2):227-233

Johansson, B and Rönnbäck, L (2014) Evaluation of the Mental Fatigue Scale and its relation to Cognitive and Emotional Functioning after Traumatic Brain Injury or Stroke. Int J Phys Med Rehabil, 2:182. doi: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000182

Johansson, B, Wentzel, A-P, Andréll, P, Odenstedt, J, Mannheimer, C and Rönnbäck, L (2014) Evaluation of dosage, safety and effects of methylphenidate on posttraumatic brain injury symptoms with focus on mental fatigue and pain Brain Injury, 28(3):304-310

Johansson, B, Carlsson, A, Carlsson, M L, Karlsson, M, Nilsson, M K L, Nordquist-Brandt, E and Rönnbäck, L (2012) Placebo-controlled cross-over study of the monoaminergic stabiliser (−)-OSU6162 in mental fatigue following stroke or traumatic brain injury. Acta Neuropsychiatrica,, 24(5):266-274

Johansson, B, Bjuhr, H, and Rönnbäck, L (2012) Mindfullness based stress reduction improves long-term mental fatigue after stroke or traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 26(13-14):1621-1628

Johansson, B, Starmark, A, Berglund, P, Rödholm, M, and Rönnbäck, L (2010) A self-assessment questionnaire for mental fatigue and related symptoms after neurological disorders and injuries. Brain Injury, 24(1):2-12

Johansson, B, Berglund, P and Rönnbäck, L (2009). Mental fatigue and impaired information processing after mild and moderate traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 23:1027-1040

Jacobsson, J, Persson, M, Hansson, E and Rönnbäck, L (2006) Corticosterone inhibits expression of the microglial glutamate transporter GLT-1 in vitro. Neuroscience, 139:475-483

Persson, M, Sandberg, M, Hansson, E and Rönnbäck, L (2006) Microglial glutamate uptake is coupled to glutathione synthesis and glutamate release. Europ J Neurosci, 24:1063-1070

Persson, M, Brantefjord, M, Hansson, E and Rönnbäck, L (2005) Lipopolysaccharide increases microglial GLT-1 expression and glutamate uptake capacity in vitro by a mechanism dependent on TNF-a. GLIA 51:111-120

Hansson, E and and Rönnbäck, L (2004) Altered neuronal-glial signaling in glutamatergic transmission as a unifying mechanism in chronic pain and mental fatigue. Neurochem Res, 29:989-996

Rönnbäck, L and Hansson, E (2004) On the potential role of glutamate transport in mental fatigue. J Neuroinflam, 1:22

Hansson, E, Muyderman, H, Leonova, J, Allansson, L, Sinclair, J, Blomstrand, F,Thorlin, T, Nilsson, M and Rönnbäck, L (2000) Astrocytic receptors and second messenger systems. Adv Astroglia and glutamate in physiology and pathology. Aspects on glutamate transport, glutamate-induced cell swelling and gap-junction communication. Neurochem Int 37:317-329

Overviews

Hansson, E and Rönnbäck, L (1995) Astrocytes in glutamate neurotransmission. Receptor-mediated regulation of uptake carriers, ion channels and cell volume. FASEB J, 9:343-350 

Hansson, E and Rönnbäck, L (2003) Glial neuronal signaling in the central nervous system. FASEB J, 17:341-348 

Hertz, L, Hansson, E and Rönnbäck, L (2001) Signaling and gene expression in the neuron-glia unit during brain function and dysfunction. Neurochem Int, 39:227-252

Books

Birgitta Johansson och Lars Rönnbäck (2019) Den ofattbara hjärntröttheten, Lund Studentlitteratur AB 

Johansson, B och Rönnbäck, L (2014)  När hjärnan inte orkar – om hjärntrötthet. Sandared: Recito Förlag

Rönnbäck, L and Johansson, B (2012) Long-lasting mental fatigue after traumatic brain injury or stroke. A new perspective. LAMBERT Academic Press, Saarbrücken

Hansson, E, Olsson, T and Rönnbäck, L (1997) On astrocytes and glutamate neurotransmission – New waves in brain information processing. Neuroscience Intelligence Unit, Springer, R.G. Landes Company

Book Chapters

Johansson, B  and Rönnbäck, L (2014) Long-Lasting Mental Fatigue After Traumatic Brain Injury – A Major Problem Most Often Neglected Diagnostic Criteria, Assessment, Relation to Emotional and Cognitive Problems, Cellular Background, and Aspects on Treatment, In F. Sadaka (Ed) Traumatic Brain Injury, InTech, ISBN 978-953-51-1222-8, Chapter 21, DOI: 10.5772/57311

Johansson, B. and Rönnbäck, L (2012) Mental fatigue; a common long term consequence after a brain injury, In A. Agrawal (Ed.), Brain Injury – Functional Aspects, Rehabilitation and Prevention (pp. 3-16). Rijeka, Croatia: InTech

Rönnbäck, L and Johansson, B (2012) Long-Lasting Mental Fatigue After Recovery from Meningitis or Encephalitis – A Disabling Disorder Hypothetically Related to Dysfunction in the Supporting Systems of the Brain. In V. Olisah (Ed.), Essential Notes in Psychiatry (pp. 551-564): InTech 

Johansson, B (2012). Dolda funktionshinder. In A.-C. Jönsson (Ed.), Stroke – Patienters, närståendes och vårdares perspektiv (pp. 243-257). Lund: Studentlitteratur