A F Leentjens

Summary

Affiliation: Maastricht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Disease-specific properties of the Rating Scale for Depression in patients with stroke, Alzheimer's dementia, and Parkinson's disease
    Paul Naarding
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 14:329-34. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint General and disease-specific risk factors for depression after ischemic stroke: a two-step Cox regression analysis
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, the NetherlandsInstitute of Brain and Behavior, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 18:739-48. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint A survey of delirium guidelines in Europe
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, P O Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 61:123-8. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Anxiety rating scales in Parkinson's disease: a validation study of the Hamilton anxiety rating scale, the Beck anxiety inventory, and the hospital anxiety and depression scale
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Mov Disord 26:407-15. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint [Complete atrioventricular block during galantamine therapy]
    A F G Leentjens
    Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht, afd Psychiatrie, Postbus 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 150:563-6. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint [Alarming reduction in the psychiatric treatment capacity of general hospitals in the Netherlands between 1998 and 2006]
    A F G Leentjens
    Tijdschr Psychiatr 51:395-9. 2009
  7. doi request reprint A comparison of the phenomenology of pediatric, adult, and geriatric delirium
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Maastricht, P O Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 64:219-23. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Mental health care use in Parkinson's disease: a record linkage study
    A F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Neuroepidemiology 30:71-5. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint [What factors are important for the successful implementation of guidelines?]
    A F G Leentjens
    Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Tijdschr Psychiatr 50:329-35. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Apathy and anhedonia rating scales in Parkinson's disease: critique and recommendations
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Mov Disord 23:2004-14. 2008

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Disease-specific properties of the Rating Scale for Depression in patients with stroke, Alzheimer's dementia, and Parkinson's disease
    Paul Naarding
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 14:329-34. 2002
    ..These disease-specific cutoff scores were highest in PD, lower in AD, and lowest in stroke patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint General and disease-specific risk factors for depression after ischemic stroke: a two-step Cox regression analysis
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, the NetherlandsInstitute of Brain and Behavior, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 18:739-48. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to assess whether general risk factors for major depressive disorder (MDD) in the community are also risk factors for PSD, and to identify additional, stroke-related risk factors...
  3. ncbi request reprint A survey of delirium guidelines in Europe
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, P O Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 61:123-8. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the existence and content of delirium guidelines of the national psychiatric associations in Europe...
  4. doi request reprint Anxiety rating scales in Parkinson's disease: a validation study of the Hamilton anxiety rating scale, the Beck anxiety inventory, and the hospital anxiety and depression scale
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Mov Disord 26:407-15. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the clinimetric properties of the Hamilton anxiety rating scale (HARS), the Beck anxiety inventory (BAI), and the hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) in PD patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Complete atrioventricular block during galantamine therapy]
    A F G Leentjens
    Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht, afd Psychiatrie, Postbus 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 150:563-6. 2006
    ..Patients starting treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors should be screened for an increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias by investigating their potassium concentrations and running an ECG...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Alarming reduction in the psychiatric treatment capacity of general hospitals in the Netherlands between 1998 and 2006]
    A F G Leentjens
    Tijdschr Psychiatr 51:395-9. 2009
    ..Psychiatric wards in both general and academic hospitals are ideally suited to provide integrated care to patients with psychiatric and somatic comorbidity...
  7. doi request reprint A comparison of the phenomenology of pediatric, adult, and geriatric delirium
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Maastricht, P O Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 64:219-23. 2008
    ..The phenomenology of delirium in childhood is understudied...
  8. doi request reprint Mental health care use in Parkinson's disease: a record linkage study
    A F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Neuroepidemiology 30:71-5. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to compare the level of mental health care use of PD patients with that of a matched control population, and to assess possible fluctuations in mental health care use in the years surrounding the diagnosis of PD...
  9. ncbi request reprint [What factors are important for the successful implementation of guidelines?]
    A F G Leentjens
    Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Tijdschr Psychiatr 50:329-35. 2008
    ..The influence of a guideline on clinical practice depends on the extent to which the recommendations in the guideline are acted upon (degree of adherence)...
  10. doi request reprint Apathy and anhedonia rating scales in Parkinson's disease: critique and recommendations
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Mov Disord 23:2004-14. 2008
    ..For the assessment of anhedonia, only the SHAPS meets the criteria of "Suggested." Information on the validity of apathy and anhedonia scales is limited because of the lack of consensus on diagnostic criteria for these conditions...
  11. doi request reprint Anxiety rating scales in Parkinson's disease: critique and recommendations
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Mov Disord 23:2015-25. 2008
    ..If these studies show that the clinimetric properties of existing scales are inadequate, development of a new scale to assess anxiety in PD should be considered...
  12. ncbi request reprint [The practice guideline 'Consultation psychiatry' of the Dutch Psychiatric Association for psychiatric consultations in primary care and the hospital]
    A F G Leentjens
    Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht, afd Psychiatrie, Postbus 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:1914-7. 2008
    ..Early detection of complex patients can further improve the effectiveness of psychiatric consultation. Follow-up contacts and investing in liaison contacts improve adherence to the advice provided...
  13. ncbi request reprint The effect of pramipexole on mood and motivational symptoms in Parkinson's disease: a meta-analysis of placebo-controlled studies
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin Ther 31:89-98. 2009
    ..Mood and motivational symptoms have been reported in up to 35% and 51%, respectively, of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Preliminary evidence indicates that pramipexole may have a positive effect on these symptoms...
  14. doi request reprint The guideline "consultation psychiatry" of the Netherlands Psychiatric Association
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 66:531-5. 2009
    ..In 2008, the Netherlands Psychiatric Association authorized a guideline "consultation psychiatry."..
  15. doi request reprint Can we increase adherence to treatment recommendations of the consultation psychiatrist working in a general hospital? A systematic review
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Maastricht University Medical Center, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 68:303-9. 2010
    ..Adherence to advice given by the consultation-liaison (CL) psychiatrist is a prerequisite for the effectiveness and success of psychiatric consultation. It is unknown which factors are associated with better adherence to advice...
  16. doi request reprint Symptomatology and markers of anxiety disorders in Parkinson's disease: a cross-sectional study
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Mov Disord 26:484-92. 2011
    ..A first focus for research should therefore be the identification of clinically useful anxiety presentations and their validation in PD...
  17. ncbi request reprint The validity of the Hamilton and Montgomery-Asberg depression rating scales as screening and diagnostic tools for depression in Parkinson's disease
    A F Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:644-9. 2000
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  18. ncbi request reprint [Manipulation of mental competence: an ethical problem in case of electrical stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus for severe Parkinson's disease]
    A F G Leentjens
    afd Psychiatrie, Academisch Ziekenhuis, Postbus 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 148:1394-8. 2004
    ..The current ethical views on mental competence do not consider the potential influence of modern methods of treatment such as STN-DBS on this capacity...
  19. ncbi request reprint Higher incidence of depression preceding the onset of Parkinson's disease: a register study
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Mov Disord 18:414-8. 2003
    ..4 (95% CI: 2.1-2.7). We concluded that the higher incidence of depression in patients who were later diagnosed with PD supports the hypothesis of there being a biological risk factor for depression in these patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Markers for depression in Parkinson's disease
    A F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, The Netherlands
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 106:196-201. 2002
    ..To assess whether general risk factors for depression are also markers of depression in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and to identify additional disease-specific markers...
  21. ncbi request reprint Depression in Parkinson's disease: conceptual issues and clinical challenges
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ, The Netherlands
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 17:120-6. 2004
    ..Moreover, the partially shared pathophysiology may make it difficult to treat depressive symptoms without influencing motor or cognitive function...
  22. ncbi request reprint The serotonergic hypothesis for depression in Parkinson's disease: an experimental approach
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychopharmacology 31:1009-15. 2006
    ..We could find no evidence of a specific serotonergic vulnerability of PD patients for depression. Therefore, our results do not support the serotonergic hypothesis for depression in PD...
  23. ncbi request reprint General hospital psychiatry in the Netherlands
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Section of General Hospital Psychiatry of the Dutch Psychiatric Association, Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, P O Box 5800, 6202 AZ, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 59:453-4. 2005
  24. ncbi request reprint [Successful treatment of depression in a Parkinson disease patient with bupropion]
    A F Leentjens
    afd Psychiatrie, Academisch Ziekenhuis, Maastricht
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 144:2157-9. 2000
    ..Bupropion is useful as an antidepressant in specific patient groups, notably patients with Parkinson's disease...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of acute tryptophan depletion on cognition, memory and motor performance in Parkinson's disease
    Bart Scholtissen
    Institute of Brain and Behaviour, Maastricht University, P O Box 616 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Neurol Sci 248:259-65. 2006
    ..It is hypothesized that some of the non-motor symptoms are related to the serotonergic deficiency that is present in PD...
  26. ncbi request reprint Functional investigations into the role of dopamine and serotonin in partial bilateral striatal 6-hydroxydopamine lesioned rats
    Bart Scholtissen
    Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Maastricht University, EURON, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 83:175-85. 2006
    ..Taken together, since serotonergic ligands have the same effect as dopaminergic ligands on reaction time responding indicated that 5-HT and DA release are agonistically linked in control and 6-OHDA lesioned rats...
  27. ncbi request reprint Challenging the serotonergic system in Parkinson disease patients: effects on cognition, mood, and motor performance
    Bart Scholtissen
    Institute of Brain and Behaviour, Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin Neuropharmacol 29:276-85. 2006
    ..Multiple neurotransmitter systems, including the serotonergic system, are involved in the pathophysiology of this disease. The exact role of the serotonergic system in PD is still unclear...
  28. doi request reprint Assessment of depression in Parkinson's disease: the contribution of somatic symptoms to the clinimetric performance of the Hamilton and Montgomery-Asberg rating scales
    Jennifer S A M Reijnders
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Medical Centre, AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 68:561-5. 2010
    ..To assess the influence of somatic symptoms of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD) and Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) on the clinimetric performance of these scales in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD)...
  29. doi request reprint Pediatric illness severity measures predict delirium in a pediatric intensive care unit
    Jan N M Schieveld
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Crit Care Med 36:1933-6. 2008
    ..Delirium in children is a serious but understudied neuropsychiatric disorder. So there is little to guide the clinician in terms of identifying those at risk...
  30. ncbi request reprint The advanced training course in CL psychiatry of the Section of General Hospital Psychiatry of the Dutch Psychiatric Association
    Jolien P Tuijl
    Department of Psychiatry, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 63:455-6. 2007
  31. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of prevalence studies of depression in Parkinson's disease
    Jennifer S A M Reijnders
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Mov Disord 23:183-9; quiz 313. 2008
    ..This systematic review suggests that the average prevalence of major depressive disorder in PD is substantial, but lower than generally assumed...
  32. doi request reprint Pharmacological treatment of apathy in neurodegenerative diseases: a systematic review
    Rosa L Drijgers
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 28:13-22. 2009
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of pharmacological treatment of apathy in patients with neurodegenerative diseases...
  33. pmc Pediatric delirium in critical illness: phenomenology, clinical correlates and treatment response in 40 cases in the pediatric intensive care unit
    Jan N M Schieveld
    University Hospital Maastricht, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, 5800, 6202, AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Intensive Care Med 33:1033-40. 2007
    ..To study the phenomenology, clinical correlates, and response to treatment of delirium in critically ill children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of the Beck depression inventory in patients with Parkinson's disease
    Martine Visser
    Department of Neurology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, and Deparment of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, The Netherlands
    Mov Disord 21:668-72. 2006
    ..The smallest real difference was 3.3 for the total BDI. The BDI is a valid, reliable, and potential responsive instrument to assess the severity of depression in PD. However, an adjusted cutoff is recommended...
  35. ncbi request reprint The sensitivity of somatic symptoms in post-stroke depression: a discriminant analytic approach
    Liesbeth de Coster
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:358-62. 2005
    ..Somatic and neurocognitive symptoms of depression may overlap with the physical symptoms of stroke, and thus make the diagnosis of post-stroke depression difficult...
  36. ncbi request reprint Delirium in severely ill young children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)
    Jan N M Schieveld
    Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Hospital, P O Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 44:392-4; discussion 395. 2005
  37. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the hospital anxiety and depression scale in patients with Parkinson's disease
    Johan Marinus
    Department of Neurology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Clin Neuropharmacol 25:318-24. 2002
    ..5 and 16.9. The psychometric performance of the HADS in patients with PD is satisfactory. In addition, almost 50% of the patients displayed symptoms of anxiety, whereas nearly 40% showed signs of depression...
  38. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptom profile in Parkinson's disease: a comparison with depression in elderly patients without Parkinson's disease
    Uwe Ehrt
    Section of Geriatric Psychiatry, Stavanger University Hospital, Norway
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:252-8. 2006
    ..It is still unclear whether the disturbances of neurotransmitter activities lead to a specific profile of depressive symptoms, that is characteristic for PD and differs from that in depressed patients without PD...
  39. ncbi request reprint The incidence of Parkinson's disease in the Netherlands: results from a longitudinal general practice-based registration
    Albert F G Leentjens
    Neuroepidemiology 22:311-2. 2003
  40. pmc Depression rating scales in Parkinson's disease: critique and recommendations
    Anette Schrag
    University Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    Mov Disord 22:1077-92. 2007
    ..The complex and time-consuming task of developing a new scale to measure depression specifically for patients with PD is currently not warranted...
  41. ncbi request reprint The European Association of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics and its relationship to the journal
    Albert F G Leentjens
    J Psychosom Res 60:1-2. 2006