The role of self-reliance in people with psychiatric disorders

Almar Kok studies the role of self-reliance in the incidence of and recovery from  depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. His research is funded by the ZonMw-fellowship. Almar was interviewed by ZonMw, answering five questions about his research and the fellowship.

Almar Kok has a background in the social sciences. “Psychiatry is a tremendously interesting but also new field for me. For me, getting the fellowship is a sign of confidence that I can be of added value to the mental health sector with my broad background and methodological knowledge. It is a unique opportunity to learn a lot about mental health care and at the same time make a concrete contribution. And it is a very important boost to my profile within this field.”

Read the full interview (in Dutch) HERE