Prof Max Stek, MD, PhD

Psychiatrist and professor old age psychiatry

Maximilianus L. Stek is professor of old age psychiatry and chair of the academic workplace old age psychiatry at GGZ inGeest Amsterdam. He graduated as medical doctor in 1982 and received his psychiatrist registration in 1986, completed his thesis on the topic of late life depression in 2004 and was appointed full professor in 2010. 

Current topics of research include the phenomenology and pathophysiology of late life depression and its clinical treatment, especially the efficacy, safety and working mechanisms of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Bipolar disorder in the elderly is a further topic for research in the field of affective disorders. Last but not least, there is a close collaboration with the Department of Neurology, especially Alzheimer Centrum and the Department of Radiology of VUmc, on the topic of differential diagnosis in Fronto Temporal Dementia.


Contact information

GGZ inGeest
Locatie De Nieuwe Valerius, afdeling ouderenpsychiatrie
Amstelveenseweg 589, 1081 JC
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

T: (+)31-(0)20-7884534
Secretary: Jolanda van Beetz