• Several research projects at our department recently started recruiting participants.  Good luck with recruiting! OPERA: the Netherlands study of Optimal, PERsonalized Antidepressant use.  arrIBA: effectiveness and working mechanism of a relatively new treatment for OCD: the Inference Based Approach (IBA). GRIP: effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy focused on suicide prevention (CBT-sp). URIS: Ultra-high Resolution Imaging of the […]

  • Last month we have sadly lost two of our most eminent and beloved colleagues. Jan Mokkenstorm (1962) passed away on July 8. He was a psychiatrist and founder of the 113-online organization for the prevention of suicide in the Netherlands. Throughout his career he has worked as a gifted clinician, researcher and advocate for our […]

  • Happy news from ZonMw! A group of researchers from the Amsterdam UMC – location VUmc and GGZ inGeest, led by Femke Lamers and Rick Jansen, have been awarded with a grant of €500.000 from ZonMw, the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, to study personalized care options for persons with immuno-metabolic forms of depression. […]

  • Annual report 2018

    Our annual report 2018 is online!   Our annual report highlights our research projects and societal impact and provides an overview of our researchers and their research output.  Our research group is performing well. This becomes visible through the consistent high number of international, peer reviewed scientific papers produced by the research group. In total 289 […]

  • A unique worldwide collaboration on brain imaging in the obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) shows that the structure the brain in OCD patients is characterized by specific but subtle alterations in the deep structures involved in emotion and behavior. Wednesday June 5th, Premika Boedhoe will defend her PhD thesis titled “The structure of the obsessive-compulsive brain: a […]

  • The first edition of the Amsterdam Public Health magazine is an initiative to make the Public Health research in Amsterdam accessible to a broader Dutch public. The magazine presents several highlights of our research along with a personal note of the principal investigators. Read the online magazine of Amsterdam Public Health (in Dutch). If you […]

  • Last week Amsterdam Neuroscience published the first edition of the socalled Amsterdam Neuroscience MAGAZINE online, to celebrate the achievements and all hard work of colleagues. In this first edition you will find eight in-depth interviews and eight short profiles of prominent senior and junior investigators, in a way that illustrates the exciting neuroscience research community […]

  • Four junior researchers of our research group have received a junior award at the Spring Meeting of the Amsterdam Public Health (APH) research institute on May 14th. Trees Juurlink won the first prize (2000 Euros) of the Personalized Medicine travel award competition. Trees will travel to Australia to the research group of prof. Chanen  (Orygen, […]

  • 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 group of elderly people and […]

  • 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) for patients and clinicians in […]

  • 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 video below. Questions? E-mail

  • 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 at least six of […]