Aartjan T F Beekman

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Publications

  1. pmc Ethnic differences in the association between cardiovascular risk factors and psychological distress in a population study in the Netherlands
    Agnes C Schrier
    Altrecht Institute for Mental Health Care, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:1090. 2012
  2. pmc Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of web-based treatment for phobic outpatients on a waiting list for psychotherapy: protocol of a randomised controlled trial
    Robin N Kok
    Department of Clinical Psychology and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Psychology and Education, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081, BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 12:131. 2012
  3. pmc Preventing mood and anxiety disorders in youth: a multi-centre RCT in the high risk offspring of depressed and anxious patients
    Maaike H Nauta
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Groningen, Grote Kruisstraat 2 1, 9712 TS Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 12:31. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Enhanced care for depression
    Aartjan T F Beekman
    VUmc University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 26:7-12. 2013
  5. pmc The Netherlands study of depression in older persons (NESDO); a prospective cohort study
    Hannie C Comijs
    Department Psychiatry EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center GGZinGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Res Notes 4:524. 2011
  6. pmc Effect of running therapy on depression (EFFORT-D). Design of a randomised controlled trial in adult patients [ISRCTN 1894]
    Frank R Kruisdijk
    GGZ Centraal Centers for Mental Health, Symfora Meander Centre for Psychiatry, Utrechtseweg 266, 3800 DB Amersfoort, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:50. 2012
  7. pmc Stepped care treatment for depression and anxiety in primary care. a randomized controlled trial
    Wike Seekles
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 12:171. 2011
  8. pmc Collaborative Care for patients with severe borderline and NOS personality disorders: a comparative multiple case study on processes and outcomes
    Barbara Stringer
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 11:102. 2011
  9. pmc Future oriented group training for suicidal patients: a randomized clinical trial
    Wessel van Beek
    Symfora Groep, Hilversum
    BMC Psychiatry 9:65. 2009
  10. pmc Measurement invariance of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) among Chinese and Dutch elderly
    Baoshan Zhang
    Center on Aging Psychology, Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:74. 2011

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  1. pmc Ethnic differences in the association between cardiovascular risk factors and psychological distress in a population study in the Netherlands
    Agnes C Schrier
    Altrecht Institute for Mental Health Care, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:1090. 2012
    ..There is growing body of evidence of an association between cardiovascular risk factors and depressive and anxiety symptoms. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether these associations are similar in ethnic minority groups...
  2. pmc Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of web-based treatment for phobic outpatients on a waiting list for psychotherapy: protocol of a randomised controlled trial
    Robin N Kok
    Department of Clinical Psychology and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Psychology and Education, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081, BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 12:131. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Preventing mood and anxiety disorders in youth: a multi-centre RCT in the high risk offspring of depressed and anxious patients
    Maaike H Nauta
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Groningen, Grote Kruisstraat 2 1, 9712 TS Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 12:31. 2012
    ..Further, while the indication for preventive interventions is often elevated symptoms, offspring with other high risk profiles may also benefit from resilience-based prevention programs...
  4. doi request reprint Enhanced care for depression
    Aartjan T F Beekman
    VUmc University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 26:7-12. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to review recent evidence of the effects of enhanced depression care, focusing (1) on symptomatic, functional and economic outcomes and (2) across different countries, (3) ethnic groups and (4) settings...
  5. pmc The Netherlands study of depression in older persons (NESDO); a prospective cohort study
    Hannie C Comijs
    Department Psychiatry EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center GGZinGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Res Notes 4:524. 2011
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  6. pmc Effect of running therapy on depression (EFFORT-D). Design of a randomised controlled trial in adult patients [ISRCTN 1894]
    Frank R Kruisdijk
    GGZ Centraal Centers for Mental Health, Symfora Meander Centre for Psychiatry, Utrechtseweg 266, 3800 DB Amersfoort, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:50. 2012
    ..However, recent meta-analysis's of all RCTs in this area showed conflicting results. The objective of the present article is to describe the design of a RCT examining the effect of exercise on depressive patients...
  7. pmc Stepped care treatment for depression and anxiety in primary care. a randomized controlled trial
    Wike Seekles
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 12:171. 2011
    ..Depressive and anxiety disorders are common in general practice but not always treated adequately. Introducing stepped care might improve this. In this randomized trial we examined the effectiveness of such a stepped care model...
  8. pmc Collaborative Care for patients with severe borderline and NOS personality disorders: a comparative multiple case study on processes and outcomes
    Barbara Stringer
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 11:102. 2011
    ..The aim of the CCP is to improve quality of life and self management skills, and reduce destructive behaviour and other manifestations of the personality disorder...
  9. pmc Future oriented group training for suicidal patients: a randomized clinical trial
    Wessel van Beek
    Symfora Groep, Hilversum
    BMC Psychiatry 9:65. 2009
    ..In collaboration with each participant in the training individual positive future possibilities and goals were challenged...
  10. pmc Measurement invariance of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) among Chinese and Dutch elderly
    Baoshan Zhang
    Center on Aging Psychology, Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:74. 2011
    ..The purposes of this study were to examine the factorial structure of the CES-D, and test its measurement invariance across two different national elderly populations...
  11. pmc Cost-effectiveness of collaborative care for the treatment of major depressive disorder in primary care. A systematic review
    Kirsten M van Steenbergen-Weijenburg
    Netherlands Institute for Mental Health and Addiction Trimbos institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:19. 2010
    ..Assessing its cost-effectiveness is important for deciding on implementation. This review therefore evaluates the cost-effectiveness of collaborative care for major depressive disorder in primary care...
  12. pmc Stepped care for depression and anxiety: from primary care to specialized mental health care: a randomised controlled trial testing the effectiveness of a stepped care program among primary care patients with mood or anxiety disorders
    Wike Seekles
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:90. 2009
    ..A stepped care program is characterized by different treatment steps that are arranged in order of increasing intensity...
  13. pmc Validation of the PHQ-9 as a screening instrument for depression in diabetes patients in specialized outpatient clinics
    Kirsten M van Steenbergen-Weijenburg
    Department of Diagnostics and Treatment of Common Mental Disorders, Trimbos Institute, PO Box 725, 3500 AS Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:235. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to validate the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) as a screening instrument for depression in diabetes patients in outpatient clinics...
  14. doi request reprint Preventing depression in high-risk groups
    Aartjan T F Beekman
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, A J Ernst Street 887, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 23:8-11. 2010
    ..Although most would agree that to prevent is better than to cure, prevention of depression has only recently been studied rigorously. The purpose of the present study is to review the state of the current literature...
  15. doi request reprint Neuropathological correlates of late-life depression
    Aartjan Tf Beekman
    Department of Psychiatry, VUMC University Medical Centre and GGZinGeest, AJ Ernst street 1187, 1081 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Expert Rev Neurother 11:947-9. 2011
    ..Although restricted to only very few subjects, the association with Lewy body pathology warrants further research, as does the association with neuronal loss in the hippocampus...
  16. ncbi request reprint Two-year course of depressive and anxiety disorders: results from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA)
    Brenda W J H Penninx
    Department of Psychiatry EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 133:76-85. 2011
    ..This longitudinal study compares depressive and anxiety disorders in terms of diagnostic and symptom course trajectories, and examines clinical prognostic factors...
  17. doi request reprint Contradictory effects for prevention of depression and anxiety in residents in homes for the elderly: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    Els Dozeman
    Department of General Practice, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:1242-51. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a stepped-care program to prevent the onset of depression and anxiety disorders in elderly people living in residential homes...
  18. doi request reprint Comorbidity patterns of anxiety and depressive disorders in a large cohort study: the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA)
    Femke Lamers
    Department of Psychiatry EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:341-8. 2011
    ..This study examines comorbidity patterns and temporal sequencing of separate depressive and anxiety disorders using data from a large psychiatric cohort...
  19. pmc Internet-based self-help treatment for depression in multiple sclerosis: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial
    Rosa E Boeschoten
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center Academic Anxiety Outpatient Clinic and GGZinGeest, A J Ernststraat 1187, Amsterdam, HL 1081, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 12:137. 2012
    ..An important underlying factor may be physical limitations that preclude face-to-face contact. Internet-based treatment showed to be effective for depressive symptoms in general and could thus be a promising tool for treatment in MS...
  20. ncbi request reprint Depression in old age (75+), the PIKO study
    Petronella J van't Veer-Tazelaar
    Department of General Practice, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 106:295-9. 2008
    ..The role--if any--of age and gender in 'Geriatric Depression' is still unclear...
  21. ncbi request reprint Late-life depression, cortisol, and the metabolic syndrome
    Nicole Vogelzangs
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, A J Ernststraat 887, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:716-21. 2009
    ..This study investigated cross-sectionally whether depression and high-cortisol levels increased the odds of metabolic syndrome in an older community-based sample...
  22. pmc Obesity and onset of significant depressive symptoms: results from a prospective community-based cohort study of older men and women
    Nicole Vogelzangs
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, AJ Ernststraat 887, 1081 HL Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:391-9. 2010
    ..We prospectively examined whether obesity (specifically, abdominal) increased the risk of onset of depression in a population-based sample of older persons...
  23. ncbi request reprint Stepped-care prevention of anxiety and depression in late life: a randomized controlled trial
    Petronella J van't Veer-Tazelaar
    Department of General Practice, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 66:297-304. 2009
    ..Given the public health significance of late-life depression and anxiety, and the limited capacity of treatment, there is an urgent need to develop effective strategies to prevent these disorders...
  24. doi request reprint Identifying depressive subtypes in a large cohort study: results from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA)
    Femke Lamers
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, AJ Ernststraat 887, 1081 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:1582-9. 2010
    ..Data-driven techniques may help to come to a more empirically based classification. This study aimed to identify depressive subtypes within a large cohort of subjects with depression...
  25. doi request reprint Comorbidity and risk indicators for alcohol use disorders among persons with anxiety and/or depressive disorders: findings from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA)
    Lynn Boschloo
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 131:233-42. 2011
    ..This study examines comorbidity of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence as well as its risk indicators among anxious and/or depressed persons, also considering temporal sequencing of disorders...
  26. doi request reprint Feasibility and effectiveness of activity-scheduling as a guided self-help intervention for the prevention of depression and anxiety in residents in homes for the elderly: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    Els Dozeman
    Department of General Practice, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:969-78. 2011
    ..We evaluated the feasibility and effectiveness of a guided self-help intervention for the prevention of depression and anxiety in these residents...
  27. doi request reprint Subjective quality of life and its determinants in a catchment area based population of elderly schizophrenia patients
    Paul D Meesters
    GGZ inGeest, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Schizophr Res 147:275-80. 2013
    ..In spite of the substantial proportion of elderly in the total schizophrenia population, evaluation of their SQOL and its determinants has been scarce and findings from epidemiological samples are lacking...
  28. pmc Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for late-life depression in general practice: uptake and satisfaction by patients, therapists and physicians
    Digna J F van Schaik
    GGZ Buitenamstel and Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 8:52. 2007
    ..Despite the favorable results of IPT in research populations, the dissemination to general practice is surprisingly limited. Little is known about uptake and satisfaction when this therapy is introduced into real-life general practice...
  29. ncbi request reprint The importance of childhood trauma and childhood life events for chronicity of depression in adults
    Jenneke E Wiersma
    Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center and Academic Outpatient Clinic for Affective Disorders, GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:983-9. 2009
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Evidence for an association of the big five personality factors with recurrence of depressive symptoms in later life
    Bas Steunenberg
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:1470-7. 2009
    ..Secondly, we studied whether there are gender and age differences in the strength of these associations...
  31. pmc Depressive symptoms and change in abdominal obesity in older persons
    Nicole Vogelzangs
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, A J Ernststraat 887, 1081 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:1386-93. 2008
    ..Depression has been hypothesized to result in abdominal obesity through the accumulation of visceral fat. No large study has tested this hypothesis longitudinally...
  32. ncbi request reprint Recurrent suicide attempts in patients with depressive and anxiety disorders: the role of borderline personality traits
    Barbara Stringer
    Department of Psychiatry and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 151:23-30. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to examine the role of borderline personality traits on recurrent suicide attempts...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prayer and depressive symptoms in a period of secularization: patterns among older adults in the Netherlands
    Arjan W Braam
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO and Department of Psychiatry, VU Medical Center, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:273-81. 2007
    ..Prayer is generally recognized as an important aspect of religiousness. Relatively few empiric studies examined the relation between prayer and depressive symptoms in later life, and findings so far are mixed...
  34. pmc Ten-year trends in benzodiazepine use in the Dutch population
    Caroline M Sonnenberg
    Department of Psychiatry of the VU Medical Centre, The Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO of the Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Valeriusplein 14, 1075 BH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:293-301. 2012
    ..Therefore, a decrease in benzodiazepine use is expected, particularly in prolonged use. The aim of this study was to assess time trends in benzodiazepine use...
  35. doi request reprint Schizophrenia spectrum disorders in later life: prevalence and distribution of age at onset and sex in a dutch catchment area
    Paul D Meesters
    GGZ inGeest, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:18-28. 2012
    ..We assessed the prevalence of schizophrenia and spectrum disorders and their distribution according to age at onset and sex in an elderly population...
  36. doi request reprint High incidence of clinically relevant depressive symptoms in vulnerable persons of 75 years or older living in the community
    Els Dozeman
    Department of General Practice, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 14:828-33. 2010
    ..The incidence rates of clinically relevant depressive symptoms and their predictors were investigated in a vulnerable elderly population...
  37. ncbi request reprint Trajectories of recovery of social and physical functioning in major depression, dysthymic disorder and double depression: a 3-year follow-up
    Didi Rhebergen
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 124:148-56. 2010
    ..Since lower functioning predicts recurrence of a depressive episode, insight into the post-morbid course of psychosocial functioning of persons with different depressive disorders may facilitate recurrence prevention...
  38. doi request reprint Co-occurring manic symptomatology as a dimension which may help explaining heterogeneity of depression
    Nienke Jabben
    Department of Psychiatry EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 131:224-32. 2011
    ..To test this, it is hypothesized that heterogeneity in clinical and other features of subjects selected for unipolar depression can be partly explained by coexisting manic symptoms...
  39. doi request reprint Perceived need for care and health care utilization among depressed and anxious patients with and without suicidal ideation
    Barbara Stringer
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Crisis 34:192-9. 2013
    ..Information is scarce concerning the perceived needs and the amount of health-care utilization of persons with suicidal ideation (SI) compared to those without SI...
  40. doi request reprint Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, physical health, and lifestyle in older adults
    Evert J Semeijn
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center and GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:882-7. 2013
    ..To increase insight into the effect of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on health in general in older adults...
  41. doi request reprint Panic attacks as a dimension of psychopathology: evidence for associations with onset and course of mental disorders and level of functioning
    Neeltje M Batelaan
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center and GGZ inGeest, A J Ernststraat 1187, 1081 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 73:1195-202. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to validate the proposition for DSM-5 that panic attacks have predictive value for overall psychopathology onset, course, and functioning...
  42. doi request reprint Predictors of the 2-year recurrence and persistence of alcohol dependence
    Lynn Boschloo
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Addiction 107:1639-40. 2012
    ..To identify independent risk factors of the recurrence of alcohol dependence (AD) in people with a remitted disorder at baseline and persistence of AD in people with a current disorder at baseline...
  43. doi request reprint Heavy alcohol use, rather than alcohol dependence, is associated with dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the autonomic nervous system
    Lynn Boschloo
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Drug Alcohol Depend 116:170-6. 2011
    ..However, the relative contribution of alcohol use and AD is unclear...
  44. pmc Cardiovascular disease in persons with depressive and anxiety disorders
    Nicole Vogelzangs
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 125:241-8. 2010
    ..In addition, the role of specific clinical characteristics of depressive and anxiety disorders in the association with cardiovascular disease was explored...
  45. doi request reprint The center for epidemiological studies depression scale (CES-D) is an adequate screening instrument for depressive and anxiety disorders in a very old population living in residential homes
    Els Dozeman
    Department of General Practice, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:239-46. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the criterion validity and the predictive power of the CES-D for both depressive and anxiety disorders in a vulnerable, very old population living in residential homes...
  46. doi request reprint Symptomatic remission and associated factors in a catchment area based population of older patients with schizophrenia
    Paul D Meesters
    GGZ inGeest, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Schizophr Res 126:237-44. 2011
    ....
  47. doi request reprint The care needs of elderly patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders
    Paul D Meesters
    GGZ inGeest, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:129-37. 2013
    ..Still, their needs for care are poorly understood. This study aimed to gain insight into the care needs of older patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders...
  48. doi request reprint Two-year course of anxiety disorders: different across disorders or dimensions?
    Sanne M Hendriks
    Department of Psychiatry, Pro Persona Mental Health Care, Ede, The Netherlands
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 128:212-21. 2013
    ..This study compares diagnostic and symptom course trajectories across different anxiety disorders, and examines the role of anxiety arousal vs. avoidance behaviour symptoms in course prediction...
  49. pmc Stepped care targeting psychological distress in head and neck and lung cancer patients: a randomized clinical trial
    Anne Marie H Krebber
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Cancer 12:173. 2012
    ..A stepped care approach has the potential to improve the efficiency of psychosocial care. The aim of the study described herein is to evaluate efficacy of a stepped care strategy targeting psychological distress in cancer survivors...
  50. ncbi request reprint Differences in heart rate variability between depressed and non-depressed elderly
    Koen G van der Kooy
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:147-50. 2006
    ..To determine whether older primary care patients with a Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) have lower heart rate variability (HRV) compared to non-depressed patients. HRV is a measure of cardiac autonomic functioning...
  51. doi request reprint Alcohol use disorders and the course of depressive and anxiety disorders
    Lynn Boschloo
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 200:476-84. 2012
    ..Inconsistent findings have been reported on the role of comorbid alcohol use disorders as risk factors for a persistent course of depressive and anxiety disorders...
  52. doi request reprint Economic costs of neuroticism: a population-based study
    Pim Cuijpers
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University and VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:1086-93. 2010
    ..However, most research has focused on the association between neuroticism and a single specific disorder or health outcome, and the overall effect of neuroticism on use of somatic and mental health care and on society is not clear...
  53. ncbi request reprint Co-occurring manic symptomatology influences HPA axis alterations in depression
    Nienke Jabben
    Department of Psychiatry, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, AJ Ernststraat 1187, 1081 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Psychiatr Res 45:1208-13. 2011
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Perceived need for mental health care among non-western labour migrants
    Thijs Fassaert
    Dept of Epidemiology, Documentation and Health Promotion, Amsterdam Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:208-16. 2009
    ..Additionally, we studied the extent to which needs are met in both groups, as well as several possible barriers to care...
  55. doi request reprint White matter hyperintensities and cognitive impairment during electroconvulsive therapy in severely depressed elderly patients
    Mardien L Oudega
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research and VU University Medical Centre and GGZ in Geest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:157-66. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that both white matter hyperintensities and medial temporal lobe atrophy contribute to transient cognitive impairment during ECT...
  56. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of depression in older patients consulting their general practitioner in The Netherlands
    Els Licht-Strunk
    Department of General Practice, Institute of Extramural Medicine EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:1013-9. 2005
    ..Little is known about the prevalence of depression in older patients consulting their general practitioner...
  57. ncbi request reprint Well-being, physical functioning, and use of health services in the elderly with PTSD and subthreshold PTSD
    Willeke H van Zelst
    VU University Medical Center, LASA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:180-8. 2006
    ..To measure the impact of PTSD and subthreshold PTSD on daily life functioning, well-being and health care use in a community based-sample of the elderly population in the Netherlands...
  58. ncbi request reprint Personality and the onset of depression in late life
    Bas Steunenberg
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 92:243-51. 2006
    ..We hypothesize to find that a high neuroticism level or low levels of mastery, self-efficacy or self-esteem strengthen the impact of the health-related variables and social situational factors on the onset of depression in late life...
  59. ncbi request reprint Incidence and outcome of depressive symptoms in nursing home patients in the Netherlands
    Martin Smalbrugge
    Department of Nursing Home Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:1069-76. 2006
    ..To assess incidence and outcome of depressive symptoms among nursing home (NH) patients and to identify clinical characteristics predicting onset and persistence of depressive symptoms...
  60. doi request reprint Metabolic depression: a chronic depressive subtype? Findings from the InCHIANTI study of older persons
    Nicole Vogelzangs
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:598-604. 2011
    ..However, such a longitudinal link has not yet been confirmed. This study examines whether metabolic syndrome or its components are associated with onset and chronicity of depression...
  61. doi request reprint Psychiatric history and subthreshold symptoms as predictors of the occurrence of depressive or anxiety disorder within 2 years
    Julie Karsten
    University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Psychiatry, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 198:206-12. 2011
    ..It is unclear to what extent the two factors interact or predict these disorders independently...
  62. pmc Urinary cortisol and six-year risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality
    Nicole Vogelzangs
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:4959-64. 2010
    ..The stress hormone cortisol has been linked with unfavorable cardiovascular risk factors, but longitudinal studies examining whether high levels of cortisol predict cardiovascular mortality are largely absent...
  63. ncbi request reprint Prevention of late-life anxiety and depression has sustained effects over 24 months: a pragmatic randomized trial
    Petronella J van't Veer-Tazelaar
    Departments of Psychiatry, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:230-9. 2011
    ..As a decreasing effect over time is to be expected, our aim was to investigate the longer-term effects...
  64. pmc Collaborative care for patients with bipolar disorder: a randomised controlled trial
    Trijntje Y G van der Voort
    GGZ ingeest VU University Medical Center, Dept, of Psychiatry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 11:133. 2011
    ..In this article we describe a research protocol concerning a study on the effects of Collaborative Care for patients with bipolar disorder in the Netherlands...
  65. ncbi request reprint Depression in older persons with versus without vascular disease in the open population: similar depressive symptom patterns, more disability
    Els Licht-Strunk
    Department of General Practice, Institute of Extramural Medicine EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 83:155-60. 2004
    ..The aim of the present study is to examine whether depressed older persons in the open population with and without vascular disease show different symptom patterns...
  66. doi request reprint Screening for depression and assessing change in severity of depression. Is the Geriatric Depression Scale (30-, 15- and 8-item versions) useful for both purposes in nursing home patients?
    Martin Smalbrugge
    Department of Nursing Home Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 12:244-8. 2008
    ..The MADRS is superior to the GDS for assessment of (changes in) severity of depression, but the GDS also appears to be an acceptable instrument for this purpose and is less time-consuming...
  67. doi request reprint Feasibility and outcome of a web-based self-help intervention for depressive symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis: a pilot study
    Rosa E Boeschoten
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center and GGZinGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurol Sci 315:104-9. 2012
    ..Depressive symptoms are highly prevalent among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Web-based problem solving therapy (PST) is easily accessible and showed to be effective in depressed patients...
  68. doi request reprint One-year severity of depressive symptoms: results from the NESDA study
    Femke Lamers
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychiatry Res 190:226-31. 2011
    ..The findings indicate that the prediction of prognosis and identification of persons at risk of a poor outcome should not only be based on clinical characteristics, but on risk factors as well...
  69. ncbi request reprint Associations between sex steroid hormone levels and depressive symptoms in elderly men and women: results from the Health ABC study
    Lisette F J Morsink
    EMGO Institute Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:874-83. 2007
    ..This study investigates the association between total testosterone, free testosterone, and DHEAS levels with depressive symptoms in a well-functioning elderly population...
  70. doi request reprint Low free testosterone levels are associated with prevalence and incidence of depressive symptoms in older men
    Devina Joshi
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 72:232-40. 2010
    ..Our study analyses the cross-sectional association of testosterone levels with depressive symptoms and its prospective association with the development of incident depressive symptoms...
  71. ncbi request reprint Stepped care for depression in primary care: what should be offered and how?
    Annemieke van Straten
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med J Aust 192:S36-9. 2010
    ..Effects of web-based guided self-help could be enhanced by incorporating them in a stepped-care model...
  72. doi request reprint The performance of the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) in detecting alcohol abuse and dependence in a population of depressed or anxious persons
    Lynn Boschloo
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, AJ Ernststraat 887, 1081 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 126:441-6. 2010
    ..This study examines the performance of the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) in detecting alcohol abuse and dependence in this high-risk group and compares it to that in healthy controls...
  73. ncbi request reprint Depression and parkinsonism in older Europeans: results from the EURODEP concerted action
    Arjan W Braam
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:679-87. 2010
    ..Some depressive symptoms can also be understood as symptoms of parkinsonism, and the current study aims to describe which 'overlap' symptoms can be identified in a community sample...
  74. ncbi request reprint Depression in older age is a risk factor for first ischemic cardiac events
    Marijke A Bremmer
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:523-30. 2006
    ..The authors hypothesized that the cardiac morbidity and mortality after depression in late life is mediated by subclinical atherosclerosis and is thus confined to ischemic heart diseases...
  75. ncbi request reprint Late-life depression: the differences between early- and late-onset illness in a community-based sample
    Joost Janssen
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Psychiatry, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:86-93. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare early-onset (EOD) and late-onset (LOD) depressive illness in a community-based sample...
  76. ncbi request reprint Stability and change of neuroticism in aging
    Bas Steunenberg
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije University, Van der Boechorstraat 1, Amsterdam, 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:P27-33. 2005
    ..In conclusion, neuroticism remains rather stable in middle and older adulthood, with some apparent increase in late life...
  77. doi request reprint White matter hyperintensities, medial temporal lobe atrophy, cortical atrophy, and response to electroconvulsive therapy in severely depressed elderly patients
    Mardien L Oudega
    Department of Psychiatry and Stichting Buitenamstel Geestgronden, VU University Medical Centre, AJ Ernststraat 887, 1081 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:104-12. 2011
    ..The respective value of these factors in response prediction is unclear...
  78. ncbi request reprint Childhood adversity, recent life events and depression in late life
    Hannie C Comijs
    Department of Psychiatry, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 103:243-6. 2007
    ..The study investigates whether persons who have experienced childhood adversity are more likely to develop depressive symptoms when faced with recent events...
  79. doi request reprint Anxiety symptoms and cognitive performance in later life: results from the longitudinal aging study Amsterdam
    Ellis J M Bierman
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 12:517-23. 2008
    ..This study investigates whether, and if so how, anxiety symptoms are related to cognitive decline in elderly persons and whether anxiety symptoms precede cognitive decline...
  80. doi request reprint Depression is associated with decreased 25-hydroxyvitamin D and increased parathyroid hormone levels in older adults
    Witte J G Hoogendijk
    Research Institute Neurosciences and the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, VU University Medical Center, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, A J Ernststraat 887, 1081 HL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:508-12. 2008
    ..Depression has incidentally been related to altered levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and parathyroid hormone (PTH), but this relation has never been studied systematically...
  81. doi request reprint Acculturation and psychological distress among non-Western Muslim migrants--a population-based survey
    Thijs Fassaert
    Department of Epidemiology, Documentation and Health Promotion, Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 57:132-43. 2011
    ..Political and social developments point at increasing marginalization of Muslim migrants, but little is known about its consequences for the mental health of this particular group...
  82. doi request reprint Prevalence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in older adults in The Netherlands
    Marieke Michielsen
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 201:298-305. 2012
    ..Little is known about the prevalence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among older adults...
  83. doi request reprint Risk factors for cognitive impairment in elderly bipolar patients
    Sigfried N T M Schouws
    GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 125:330-5. 2010
    ..The objective of this study is to identify factors contributing to cognitive impairment in elderly patients with bipolar disorder...
  84. doi request reprint Do depression and anxiety converge or diverge in their association with suicidality?
    Merijn Eikelenboom
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Psychiatr Res 46:608-15. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that although anxiety and depression tend to converge in many important areas, they appear to diverge with respect to suicidality...
  85. pmc Effectiveness of an intercultural module added to the treatment guidelines for Moroccan and Turkish patients with depressive and anxiety disorders
    Annelies van Loon
    Research Department, GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 11:13. 2011
    ..Yet, up to now, the effectiveness of increased cultural competence of therapists in reducing drop-out of treatment has not been studied...
  86. doi request reprint Cardiac disease, depressive symptoms, and incident stroke in an elderly population
    Lonneke Wouts
    Department of Psychiatry, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:596-602. 2008
    ..However, the reliability of much research is limited by the lack of documentation on the presence of preexistent cardiovascular disease and by the use of limited measures of depression or stroke...
  87. pmc Late-life depressive symptoms are associated with both hyperactivity and hypoactivity of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis
    Brenda W J H Penninx
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:522-9. 2007
    ..The authors examined the relationship between urinary cortisol level and late-life depressive symptoms. The authors also explored whether hypo- and hypercortisolemic depressive symptoms are qualitatively different...
  88. doi request reprint Self-reported cognitive complaints in elderly bipolar patients
    Sigfried N T M Schouws
    GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:700-6. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether subjective cognitive complaints were associated with objective neuropsychologic performance and to consider the role of frontal lobe dysfunction in the awareness of cognitive impairment...
  89. pmc Uptake of health services for common mental disorders by first-generation Turkish and Moroccan migrants in the Netherlands
    Thijs Fassaert
    Department of Epidemiology Documentation and Health Promotion, Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:307. 2009
    ..Still, the evidence-base for this is poor. This study evaluates uptake of mental health services for CMD and psychological distress among first-generation non-Western migrants in Amsterdam, the Netherlands...
  90. doi request reprint Social functioning among older community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia: a review
    Paul D Meesters
    GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:862-78. 2010
    ..Social support, impact of gender, and specific characteristics of older-old patients figure among areas that should be given priority in future research of social functioning in late life schizophrenia...
  91. pmc Depression and anxiety, an indicated prevention (DIP) protocol in homes for the elderly: feasibility and (cost) effectiveness of a stepped care programme
    Els Dozeman
    Department of General Practice, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 7:6. 2007
    ..Elderly persons in residential homes are at high risk for developing major depressive and anxiety disorders, and, therefore, deserve attention with regard to prevention...
  92. ncbi request reprint The prognosis of depression in older patients in general practice and the community. A systematic review
    Els Licht-Strunk
    Department of General Practice, Institute for Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 24:168-80. 2007
    ..Little is known about the prognosis of depression in older patients in general practice or the community...
  93. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial risk factors and the metabolic syndrome in elderly persons: findings from the Health, Aging and Body Composition study
    Nicole Vogelzangs
    Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:563-9. 2007
    ..This study investigated the cross-sectional relationship between psychosocial risk factors and the metabolic syndrome in a community-based sample of older persons...
  94. doi request reprint The Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA): rationale, objectives and methods
    Brenda W J H Penninx
    Department of Psychiatry EMGO Institute Institute for Neurosciences, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 17:121-40. 2008
    ..Besides its scientific relevance, this may contribute to more effective prevention and treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders...
  95. ncbi request reprint Major depression in late life is associated with both hypo- and hypercortisolemia
    Marijke A Bremmer
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 62:479-86. 2007
    ..We also examined whether this might represent different depression subtypes...
  96. doi request reprint Glucocorticoid receptor gene polymorphisms and childhood adversity are associated with depression: New evidence for a gene-environment interaction
    Pierre M Bet
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:660-9. 2009
    ..This G x E interaction also influenced HPA-axis markers providing support for the involvement of the HPA-axis in both stress regulation and the pathogenesis of depression...
  97. ncbi request reprint Drug treatment in depressed elderly in the Dutch community
    Caroline M Sonnenberg
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, LASA, Room H 061, Vrije Universiteit, Van de Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:99-104. 2003
    ..We investigated antidepressant and benzodiazepine use in an older community sample, and assessed possible risk factors associated with non-treatment in depressed elderly...
  98. pmc Distress and quality of life after autologous stem cell transplantation: a randomized clinical trial to evaluate the outcome of a web-based stepped care intervention
    Annemarie M J Braamse
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Cancer 10:361. 2010
    ..The aim is to evaluate the outcome of stepped care for psychological distress on functional status and other aspects of quality of life in patients with hematological malignancy treated with autologous stem cell transplantation...
  99. ncbi request reprint The effect of somatic symptom attribution on the prevalence rate of depression and anxiety among nursing home patients
    Martin Smalbrugge
    Department of Nursing Home Medicine, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 14:146-50. 2005
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  100. ncbi request reprint The relationship between generalized anxiety disorder, depression and mortality in old age
    Tjalling J Holwerda
    Department of Psychiatry, Mentrum Mental Health Care, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:241-9. 2007
    ..However, little is known about the relation between generalized anxiety disorder, mixed anxiety-depression (generalized anxiety disorder and depression) and excess mortality in the elderly...
  101. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of posttraumatic stress disorder in older adults
    Willeke H van Zelst
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychother Psychosom 72:333-42. 2003
    ..Increased knowledge on vulnerability factors for PTSD can facilitate diagnostic procedures and health management in the elderly...