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  • An active lifestyle with many social contacts is related to a better memory function at a later age. Smoking, long sleep duration and severe stress have a negative effect on memory. This is what Klaming-Miller discovered in her research into the relationship between memory function and neuropsychiatric disorders in a…

  • During the annual CaRe days that took place on the 8th and 9th of May in Eindhoven, Margot Metz ended up on a shared 3rd place for the CaRe award 2019. She was nominated based on her thesis study, in which she examined the added value of shared decision-making (SDM)…

  • NESDA sibling study: animation

    April 18 the annual meeting of the Netherlands Study of Anxiety and Depression (NESDA day) took place in Leiden. PhD students Eleonore van Sprang en Marie-Louise Kullberg explained in a creative way why adding siblings (brothers and sisters) to our NESDA cohort is valuable for our research. Watch the short…

  • Researcher Almar Kok provides an overview of the physical, mental and social functioning of a large group of people aged 55 and older over a period of 16 years. More than half of the more than 2000 participants in the LASA study for the elderly showed a favorable aging process…

  • In 2012, almost twice as many Dutch people aged between 55 and 64 were seriously depressed than twenty years before, in 1992. Remarkably, there was a significant decrease (32%) in 2012 in the group of mild depressions compared to 2002. Psychiatrist Hans Jeuring found a clear link between the increase…

  • Psychological factors that make people vulnerable to the development of depression and anxiety should receive more attention in the prevention and treatment of these disorders according to Sascha Struijs. Struijs will defend his thesis ‘Psychological Vulnerability in Depressive and Anxiety Disorders’ at Amsterdam UMC on April 2nd. Psychologist Sascha Struijs…

  • Daily intake of nutritional supplements cannot prevent depression. This is the key finding of the MooDFOOD prevention trial, which is the largest randomized clinical trial to study the effects of nutritional strategies on the prevention of major depressive disorder. Over 1000 overweight or obese participants identified as being at elevated…

  • Persons with a depression or anxiety disorder are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. This relationship might be explained by a dysregulated autonomic nervous system in depression and anxiety. However, there are more factors involved, according to the PhD research performed by Mandy Hu. ‘The dysregulation of the…

  • People with depression often have unhealthy eating habits. This is the conclusion that Deborah Gibson Smith (dietician) and Nadine Paans (psychologist) come to after their research on nutrition, eating styles and depression. They will defend their theses at February 11th and 12th at VU University Amsterdam. Depression and obesity both…

  • New website Amsterdam Psychiatry

    psychiatryamsterdam.nl is the new website of the research department of GGZ inGeest and psychiatry research of Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. The website is not finished yet, if you have remarks or tips for improvement please let us know! onderzoek@ggzingeest.nl