R A Schoevers

Summary

Affiliation: Mentrum Mental Health Organization
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Psychiatric disorders and urbanization in Germany
    Jack Dekker
    JellinekMentrum Mental Health Institute, Klaprozenweg 111, P, O, Box 75848, 1070 AV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:17. 2008
  2. pmc Treatment of chronically depressed patients: a multisite randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of 'Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy' (CBASP) for chronic depressions versus usual secondary care
    Jenneke E Wiersma
    Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center and Academic Outpatient Clinic for Affective Disorders, Stichting GGZBuitenamstel de Geestgronden, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 8:18. 2008
  3. pmc Cognitive Behavioral Therapy versus Short Psychodynamic Supportive Psychotherapy in the outpatient treatment of depression: a randomized controlled trial
    Ellen Driessen
    Depression Research Group, JellinekMentrum Mental Health Care, Overschiestraat 65, 1062 XD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 7:58. 2007
  4. pmc The Amsterdam Studies of Acute Psychiatry I (ASAP-I); a prospective cohort study of determinants and outcome of coercive versus voluntary treatment interventions in a metropolitan area
    Louk van der Post
    JellinekMentrum Mental Health Care, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 8:35. 2008
  5. ncbi Prevention of late-life depression in primary care: do we know where to begin?
    Robert A Schoevers
    Mentrum Mental Health Care, 2e Constantijn Huijgensstraat 37, 1054 AG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1611-21. 2006
  6. doi Depression and excess mortality: evidence for a dose response relation in community living elderly
    R A Schoevers
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:169-76. 2009
  7. ncbi Managing the patient with co-morbid depression and an anxiety disorder
    Robert A Schoevers
    JellinekMentrum Mental Health Care Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsDepartment of Psychiatry, Medical Center, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Drugs 68:1621-34. 2008
  8. ncbi Depression and generalized anxiety disorder: co-occurrence and longitudinal patterns in elderly patients
    Robert A Schoevers
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, AmsterdamMentrum GGZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:31-9. 2005
  9. ncbi [Explanations for the relation between depression and increased mortality]
    R A Schoevers
    VU Medisch Centrum, afd Psychiatrie, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 148:1133-7. 2004
  10. ncbi Comorbidity and risk-patterns of depression, generalised anxiety disorder and mixed anxiety-depression in later life: results from the AMSTEL study
    R A Schoevers
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:994-1001. 2003

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. pmc Psychiatric disorders and urbanization in Germany
    Jack Dekker
    JellinekMentrum Mental Health Institute, Klaprozenweg 111, P, O, Box 75848, 1070 AV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:17. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc Treatment of chronically depressed patients: a multisite randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of 'Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy' (CBASP) for chronic depressions versus usual secondary care
    Jenneke E Wiersma
    Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center and Academic Outpatient Clinic for Affective Disorders, Stichting GGZBuitenamstel de Geestgronden, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 8:18. 2008
    ..However, no other studies have as yet replicated these findings and CBASP has not been tested outside the United States. This protocol describes a randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of CBASP in the Netherlands...
  3. pmc Cognitive Behavioral Therapy versus Short Psychodynamic Supportive Psychotherapy in the outpatient treatment of depression: a randomized controlled trial
    Ellen Driessen
    Depression Research Group, JellinekMentrum Mental Health Care, Overschiestraat 65, 1062 XD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 7:58. 2007
    ..This article outlines the study protocol. The results of the study, which is being currently carried out, will be presented as soon as they are available...
  4. pmc The Amsterdam Studies of Acute Psychiatry I (ASAP-I); a prospective cohort study of determinants and outcome of coercive versus voluntary treatment interventions in a metropolitan area
    Louk van der Post
    JellinekMentrum Mental Health Care, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 8:35. 2008
    ....
  5. ncbi Prevention of late-life depression in primary care: do we know where to begin?
    Robert A Schoevers
    Mentrum Mental Health Care, 2e Constantijn Huijgensstraat 37, 1054 AG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1611-21. 2006
    ..This study attempted to compare two models for selective (people at elevated risk) and indicated (those with subsyndromal depressive symptoms) prevention and to determine the optimal strategy for prevention of late-life depression...
  6. doi Depression and excess mortality: evidence for a dose response relation in community living elderly
    R A Schoevers
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:169-76. 2009
    ..Depression is associated with an increased mortality risk. It is not known to what extent depression characteristics such as severity and length of exposure to depression contribute to the association with excess mortality...
  7. ncbi Managing the patient with co-morbid depression and an anxiety disorder
    Robert A Schoevers
    JellinekMentrum Mental Health Care Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsDepartment of Psychiatry, Medical Center, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Drugs 68:1621-34. 2008
    ..The results should be interpreted with caution because the number of studies on this issue was relatively small, with considerable clinical and methodological heterogeneity...
  8. ncbi Depression and generalized anxiety disorder: co-occurrence and longitudinal patterns in elderly patients
    Robert A Schoevers
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, AmsterdamMentrum GGZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:31-9. 2005
    ..The authors sought to establish the natural course and risk-profile of depression, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and depression with co-existing GAD in later life...
  9. ncbi [Explanations for the relation between depression and increased mortality]
    R A Schoevers
    VU Medisch Centrum, afd Psychiatrie, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 148:1133-7. 2004
    ....
  10. ncbi Comorbidity and risk-patterns of depression, generalised anxiety disorder and mixed anxiety-depression in later life: results from the AMSTEL study
    R A Schoevers
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:994-1001. 2003
    ..Research is needed that investigates patterns of comorbidity and possibly different risk profiles for pure depression, pure generalised anxiety and mixed anxiety-depression in older people...
  11. ncbi Risk factors for depression in later life; results of a prospective community based study (AMSTEL)
    R A Schoevers
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Valeriusplein 9, 1075 BG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 59:127-37. 2000
    ..The current prospective study tests an etiologic model for depression incidence, by assessing modifying effects of three types of vulnerability: genetic/familial vulnerability, organic vulnerability, and environmental vulnerability...
  12. ncbi Association of depression and gender with mortality in old age. Results from the Amsterdam Study of the Elderly (AMSTEL)
    R A Schoevers
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Valeriusplein 9, 1075 BG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 177:336-42. 2000
    ..The association between depression and increased mortality risk in older persons may depend on the severity of the depressive disorder and gender...
  13. ncbi Depression and cardiac mortality: results from a community-based longitudinal study
    B W Penninx
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:221-7. 2001
    ..This study examined and compared the effect of depression on cardiac mortality in community-dwelling persons with and without cardiac disease...
  14. ncbi Depression and risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. Results of two prospective community-based studies in The Netherlands
    M I Geerlings
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 176:568-75. 2000
    ..Depression may be associated with cognitive decline in elderly people with impaired cognition...
  15. doi Increased risk of mortality associated with social isolation in older men: only when feeling lonely? Results from the Amsterdam Study of the Elderly (AMSTEL)
    T J Holwerda
    Department of Psychiatry, ARKIN Institute of Mental Health Care, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Med 42:843-53. 2012
    ..The current study investigated whether social isolation and feelings of loneliness in older men and women were associated with increased mortality risk, controlling for depression and other potentially confounding factors...
  16. ncbi The natural history of late-life depression: results from the Amsterdam Study of the Elderly (AMSTEL)
    R A Schoevers
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Centre, LASA AMSTEL, Faculteit GNK, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 76:5-14. 2003
    ..This study examines whether risk factors related to incidence of depression are also related to prognosis, and whether a vulnerability-stress model can be established for prognosis...
  17. ncbi 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...
  18. pmc The association between immune activation and manic symptoms in patients with a depressive disorder
    K Becking
    Interdisciplinary Center of Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation ICPE University Center Psychiatry UCP, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Transl Psychiatry 3:e314. 2013
    ..Further research should explore whether a treatment approach focusing on inflammatory processes may be more effective in this specific subgroup of depressed patients. ..
  19. ncbi Speed of action: the relative efficacy of short psychodynamic supportive psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in the first 8 weeks of a treatment algorithm for depression
    J J M Dekker
    Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 109:183-8. 2008
    ..To examine the efficacy and speed of action of short-term psychodynamic supportive psychotherapy (SPSP) in comparison to pharmacotherapy (PhT) in the acute treatment of depression...
  20. ncbi [The prevention of psychiatric disorders]
    A T F Beekman
    VU Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 150:419-23. 2006
    ..The efficacy of universal prevention has not been investigated. There are still insufficient data to develop evidence-based guidelines for the prevention of psychiatric disorders...
  21. ncbi Physician-assisted suicide in psychiatry: developments in The Netherlands
    R A Schoevers
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychiatr Serv 49:1475-80. 1998
    ..Because the general public will continue to ask for clarity on the issue of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, the authors believe that an open discussion of both ethical and professional issues is the best option...
  22. ncbi [Heritability and environment in psychiatric disorders]
    M Swets
    Arkin GGZ, Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Psychiatr 51:651-63. 2009
    ..In recent years quantitative genetic research has addressed all the major psychiatric disorders. In order to interpret the results of this type of research one needs to be aware of its potential and its limitations...
  23. doi Predictive value of object relations for therapeutic alliance and outcome in psychotherapy for depression: an exploratory study
    Henricus L Van
    Depression Research Group of Mentrum Mental Health Care Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:655-62. 2008
    ..The study indicated the relevance of ORF for depression and established that it is distinctive from the actual therapeutic alliance...
  24. doi Predicting the outcome of antidepressants and psychotherapy for depression: a qualitative, systematic review
    Henricus L Van
    Depression Research Group, Mentrum Mental Health Care, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 16:225-34. 2008
    ..In none of the treatment modalities was recurrence a negative predictor. The relation between severity of depression and outcome appeared to be complex, precluding any straightforward inferences...
  25. ncbi Gender differences in clinical features of depressed outpatients: preliminary evidence for subtyping of depression?
    Jack Dekker
    Mentrum Depression Research Group, JellinekMentrum Mental Health Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Women Health 46:19-38. 2007
    ..Gender differences in depression are usually associated with prevalence, severity, and sometimes with specific syndromes or subtypes. However, a lack of differentiation exists between these factors...
  26. ncbi 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...
  27. ncbi Does adding psychotherapy to pharmacotherapy improve social functioning in the treatment of outpatient depression?
    Pieter J Molenaar
    Mentrum Mental Health Organization, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Depress Anxiety 24:553-62. 2007
    ..There was a moderate advantage of the CoT condition on both depressive symptoms and level of social functioning in comparison with PhT. We also found a positive association between depression severity and level of social functioning...
  28. ncbi Does early response predict outcome in psychotherapy and combined therapy for major depression?
    Henricus L Van
    Depression Research Group of Mentrum Health Care Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 105:261-5. 2008
    ..To examine the predictive value of early response for final outcome of psychotherapy and combined therapy in major depression...
  29. ncbi Is the prevalence of psychiatric disorders associated with urbanization?
    Jaap Peen
    JellinekMentrum Mental Health Institute Amsterdam, P O Box 75848, 1070 AV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:984-9. 2007
    ..Moreover, urban preponderance suggests that the allocation of funds and services should take urbanization levels into account...
  30. doi Identifying patients at risk of complete nonresponse in the outpatient treatment of depression
    Henricus L Van
    Depression Research Group, Mentrum Mental Health Care, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychother Psychosom 77:358-64. 2008
    ..The objective of this preliminary study was to determine the frequency and predictors of complete nonresponse in different treatments for depression...
  31. ncbi Increased mortality in depressive disorders: a review
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat, The Netherlands
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 6:430-7. 2004
    ..We will summarize the evidence supporting these mechanisms, and propose options for possible interventions aimed at reducing the increased risk of dying...
  32. ncbi Risk factors for anxiety and depression in the elderly: a review
    Dagmar Vink
    Knowledge Centre of Psychiatry in the Elderly, Oude Arnhemseweg 260, 3705 BK Zeist, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 106:29-44. 2008
    ..This paper gives a comprehensive overview and compares risk factors associated with anxiety and depression in the elderly...
  33. ncbi Clinically defined vascular depression in the general population
    Paul Naarding
    Spatie, Centre for Mental Health, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
    Psychol Med 37:383-92. 2007
    ..It could have major implications for treatment if subjects at risk for such a depression could be easily identified by their clinical presentation in general practice...
  34. ncbi Relative efficacy of psychotherapy and combined therapy in the treatment of depression: a meta-analysis
    Saskia M de Maat
    Mentrum Mental Health Institute Amsterdam, Klaprozenweg 111, P O Box 75848, 1070 AV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Psychiatry 22:1-8. 2007
    ..Reviews of the relative efficacy of psychotherapy and combined therapy (psychotherapy with pharmacotherapy) for depression have yielded contradicting conclusions. This may be explained by the clinical heterogeneity of the studies reviewed...
  35. ncbi A study on symptom profiles of late-life depression: the influence of vascular, degenerative and inflammatory risk-indicators
    Paul Naarding
    Spatie, Center for Mental Health, PO Box 926, 7300 BD Apeldoorn and Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 88:155-62. 2005
    ....