Publikationer – Københavns Universitet


Personale fra Center for Angst har skrevet en række internationale og nationale publikationer. Hvis man ønsker at læse mere kan man blive inspireret af nedenstående publikationer, der udgår fra Center for Angst.


  • Lønfeldt, N. N., Esbjørn, B. H., Normann, N., Breinholst, S., & Francis, S. E. (2017). Do mother’s metacognitions, beliefs, and behaviors predict child anxiety-related metacognitions? Child & Youth Care Forum, 46, 577-599.

  • Lønfeldt, N. N., Marin, C. E., Silverman, W. K., Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L., & Esbjørn, B. H. (2017). The role of metacognitions in the association between children’s perceptions of maternal control and anxiety. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26, 1398-1408.

  • Lønfeldt, N. N., Silverman, W., & Esbjørn, B. H. (2017). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between third-wave cognitive constructs and youth anxiety. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 10, 115-137.

  • Sømhovd, M. J., Esbjørn, B. H., Hansen, B. M. & Greisen, G (In press). Reporting Anxiety Symptoms: Extremely Preterm-Born Adolescents and Their Mothers. Acta Paediatrica

  • Walczak, M. Esbjørn, B. H., & Breinholst, S. (2017). Attachment as a predictor of non response to CBT treatment in children with anxiety disorders. Attachment & Human Development, doi:10.1080/14616734.2017.1339099


  • Esbjørn, B. H., Christiansen, B. M., Walczak, M., Østergaard, S. W., Breinholst, S. (2016). Can parents treat their anxious child using CBT? A brief report of a self-help program. Acta Psychopathologica, 2.

  • Esbjørn, B. H., Normann, N., Lønfeldt, N. N., Tolstrup, M., & Reinholdt‐Dunne, M. L. (2016). Exploring the relationships between maternal and child metacognitions and child anxiety. Scandinavian journal of psychology57(3), 201-206.

  • Normann, N., Lønfeldt, N. N., Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L., Esbjørn, B.H. (2016). Negative thoughts and metacognitions in anxious children following CBT. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 40, 188-197.

  • Walczak, M., Esbjørn, B. H., Breinholst, S., & Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L. (2016). Parental involvement in cognitive behavior therapy for children with anxiety disorders: 3-year follow-up. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, DOI 10.1007/s10578-016-0671-2


  • Bender, P. K., Pons, F., Harris, P. L., Esbjørn, B. H., & Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L. (2015). Emotion understanding in clinically anxious children: a preliminary investigation. Frontiers in psychology6.

  • Esbjørn, B. H., Breinholst, S., Kriss, A., Hald, H. H., & Steele, H. (2015). Can attachment and peer relation constructs predict anxiety in minority youth: A longitudinal exploratory study. Attachment and Human Development, 17(6), 599-614.

  • Esbjørn, B. H., Breinholst, S., Niclasen, J., Skovgaard, L. F., Lange, K., & Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L. (2015). Identifying the best-fitting factor structure of The Experiences of Close Relations – Revised in a Scandinavian example. PloS one10(9), e0137218.

  • Esbjørn, B. H., Lønfeldt, N. N., Nielsen, S. K., Reinholdt-Dunne, M.L., Sømhovd, M.J., & Cartwright-Hatton, S. (2015). Meta-worry, worry, and anxiety in children and adolescents: Relationships and Interactions. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 44, 145-156.

  • Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L., Mogg, K., Vangkilde, S., Bradley, B., & Esbjørn, B. H. (2015). Attention control and attention to emotional stimuli in anxious children before and after cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39(6), 785-796

  • Østergaard, S. W., Sørensen, D. H., Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L., & Esbjørn, B. H. (2015). Særligt sensitiv? En kritisk akademisk analyse af begrebet. Pædagogisk Psykologisk Tidsskrift, 52, 81-96

  • Esbjørn, B. H., Normann, N., & Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L. (2015). Adapting metacognitive therapy to children with generalised anxiety disorder: Suggestions for a manual. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 45(3), 159-166. Available online:

  • Breinholst, S., Esbjørn, B. H., & Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L. (2015). Effects of attachment and rearing behavior on anxiety in normal developing youth: A mediational study. Personality and Individual Differences. 81, 115-161.

  • Bender, P. K., Sømhovd, M., Pons, F., Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L., Esbjørn, B.H. (2015). Impact of attachment security and emotion dysregulation on anxiety in children and adolescents. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 20, 189-204.


  • Esbjørn, B. H., Sømhovd, M. J., Nielsen, S. K., Normann, N., Leth, I., & Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L. (2014). Parental Changes After Involvement in their Anxious Child's Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28(7), 664-670.
  • Esbjørn, B. H., Caspersen, I. D., Sømhovd, M. J., Breinholst, S., & Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L. (2014). Exploring the Contribution of Parental Perceptions to Childhood Anxiety. Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, 2(3), 115-123.
  • Leth, I., Niclassen, J., Ryding, E., Baroud, Y, Esbjørn, B. H. (2014). Psychological difficulties among children and adolescents with ethnic Danish, immigrant or refugee background. Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology,2(1), 29-36.
  • Normann, N., Emmerik, A. A. P., & Morina, N. (2014). The Efficacy of Metacognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression: A Meta-Analytic Review. Depression and Anxiety, 31(5), 402-411.


  • Esbjørn, B.H., Pedersen, S. H., Daniel, S. I., Hald, H.,  Holm, J., & Steele, H. (2013). Anxiety levels in clinically referred children and their parents: Examining the unique influence of self-reported attachment styles and interview-based reflective functioning in mothers and fathers. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52, 394-407.
  • Esbjørn, B. H., Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L., Nielsen, S. K., Smith, A. C., Breinholst, S., & Leth, I. (2013). Exploring the effect of case-formulation driven CBT for children with anxiety disorders: A feasibility study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 1-11.
  • Esbjørn, B. H., Sømhovd, M. J., Holm, J. M., Lønfeldt, N., Bender, P. K., Nielsen, S. K., & Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L. (2013). A structural assessment of the 30-item Metacognitions Questionnaire for Children and relations to anxiety symptoms. Psychological Assessment, 25(4), 1211-1219.


  • Bender, P. K., Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L., Esbjørn, B. H., & Pons, F. (2012). Emotion dysregulation and anxiety in children and adolescents: Gender differences. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 284-288.
  • Breinholst, S., Esbjørn., B.H., Reinholdt-Dunne., M.L., & Stallard, P. (2012). CBT for the treatment of child anxiety disorders: A review of why parental involvement has not enhances outcomes. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 416-424.
  • Esbjørn, B. H., Bender P. K., Reinholdt-Dunne, M.L., Munck, L.A., & Ollendick, T.H. (2012).The development of anxiety disorders: Considering the contributions of attachment and emotion regulation. Clinical Child and Family Review, 15, 129-143
  • Esbjørn, B. H., Reinholdt-Dunne, M.L., Caspersen, I. D., Christensen, L. B., & Chorpita, B. F. (2012). Penn State Worry Questionnaire: Findings form normative and clinical samples in Denmark. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35, 113-122.
  • Esbjørn, B. H., Sømhovd, M. J., Turnstedt, C., & Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L. (2012). Assessing the revised child anxiety and depression scale (RCADS) in a national sample of Danish youth aged 8-16 years. PLoS ONE, 7(5): e37339. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037339
  • Iversen, A., Esbjørn, B. H., Schultz, N. H., & Christensen, E. (2012). Exploring the impact of involving fathers in the treatment of their children: A study using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Qualitative Studies, 3, 22-39.
  • Mueller, S.C., Hardin, M.G., Mogg, K., Benson, V., Bradley, B.P., Reinholdt-Dunne, M.L., Liversedge, S., Pine, D., & Ernst, M. (2012). The influence of emotional stimuli on attention orienting and inhibitory control in pediatric anxiety. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53(8), 856-863.  
  • Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L., Mogg, K, Esbjørn, B. H., & Bradley, B. P. (2012). Effects of Age and Anxiety on Processing Threat Cues in Healthy Children. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 3(1), 30-41.
  • Reinholdt-Dunne, M.L., Mogg, K., Benson, V., Bradley, B.P., Hardin, M.G., Pine, D., Liversedge, S., & Ernst, M. (2012). Anxiety and selective attention to angry faces: An antisaccade study. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 24, 54-65.
  • Sømhovd, M., Hansen, B. M., Brok, J., Esbjørn, B. H., & Greisen, G. (2012). Anxiety in adolescents born preterm or with very low birthweight: A meta-analysis of case-control studies. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 54, 988-994.

Før 2012:

  • Reinholdt-Dunne, M. L., Esbjørn, B. H., Høyer, M., Dahl, S., Boesen, A. J., Hansen, S. G, & Leth, I. (2011). Emotional Difficulties in 7th Grade Children in Denmark. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 52, 433-439.
  • Esbjørn, B. H., Hoeyer, M., Dyrborg, J, Leth, I., Kendall, P. (2010). Prevalence and Co-morbidity among Anxiety Disorders in a National Cohort of Psychiatrically Referred Children and Adolescents. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 866-872.
  • Reinholdt-Dunne, M.L., Mogg, K., & Bradley, B.P. (2009). Effects of anxiety and attentional control on processing pictorial and linguistic emotional information. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 410-417.

På dansk

  • Østergaard, S. W., Sørensen, D. H., Reinholdt-Dunne, M.L., & Esbjørn, B. H. (2015): Særligt sensitiv? En kritisk akademisk analyse af begrebet. Pædagogisk Psykologisk Tidsskrift, 52. årgang, 2015
  • Nielsen, S. K. K., Reinholdt-Dunne, M.L., Esbjørn, B. H. (2015): Casebaseret gruppeterapi til børn og unge med angst. I: Larsen, B. & Nyland T. H. (Eds).: Kognitiv adfærdsterapeutisk gruppeterapi. Hans Reitzels Forlag, kapitel 10.
  • Leth, I. & Esbjørn, B. H. (Eds.) (2012): Angst hos børn. Kognitiv terapi i teori og praksis. En håndbog for professionelle. Dansk Psykologisk Forlag
  • Esbjørn, B.H., Almer, G.M., Poulsen, I.D., Dittmann, H., Munck, L.A. & Leth, I. (2010). Kognitiv adfærdsterapi til børn med angst. Pædagogisk Psykologisk Tidsskrift, 3, 183-190.
  • Munck, L.A., Esbjørn, B. H., Tyle, M., Dittmann, H., Dutton, I. P., & Leth, I. (2010). Angstlidelser hos børn i et udviklingspsykopatologisk perspektiv. Psyke og Logos, 2, 629-646
  • Leth I., Esbjørn, B.H., Levin, E. (2008): Når børn udvikler angst. I: Gerlach, J (Ed.):. Angstbogen. Angstens symptomer, årsager og behandling. Psykiatrifondens Forlag, kapitel 5.