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Johansson, B & Rönnbäck, L. Assessment and treatment of mental fatigue after a traumatic brain injury. Journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Published online: 01 Mar 2017 doi:10.1080/09602011.2017.1292921 

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

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., & 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. & 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., & 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., & 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., & 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., & 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. & Rönnbäck, L. (2009). Mental fatigue and impaired information processing after mild and moderate traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj. 23, 1027-1040.
  • Jacobsson, J., Persson, M., Hansson, E. & Rönnbäck, L.(2006) Corticosterone inhibits expression of the microglial glutamate transporter GLT-1 in vitro. Neuroscience 139, 475-483, 2006.
  • Persson, M., Sandberg, M., Hansson, E. & 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. & 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. & 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. & 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. & 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.


  • Hansson, E. & L. 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. & Rönnbäck, L. (2003). Glial neuronal signaling in the central nervous system. FASEB J 17, 341-348.
  • Hertz, L., Hansson, E. & L. Rönnbäck, L. (2001). Signaling and gene expression in the neuron-glia unit during brain function and dysfunction. Neurochem Int 39, 227-252, 2001.


  • Hansson, E., Olsson, T. & Rönnbäck, L. (1997). On astrocytes and glutamate neurotransmission - New waves in brain information processing. Neuroscience Intelligence Unit, Springer, R.G. Landes Company.
  • Rönnbäck, L. & Johansson, B. (2012). Long-lasting mental fatigue after traumatic brain injury or stroke. A new perspective. LAMBERT Academic Press, Saarbrücken.



  • "Traumatic Brain Injury", book edited by Farid Sadaka, ISBN 978-953-51-1222-8, Published: February 19, 2014, Chapter 21, 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, By Birgitta Johansson and Lars Rönnbäck, DOI: 10.5772/57311
  •  Johansson, B. & 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. & 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.


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