Pim Cuijpers

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Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychotherapy for depression in adults: a meta-analysis of comparative outcome studies
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands P
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:909-22. 2008
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Depression and social anxiety in help-seeking patients with an ultra-high risk for developing psychosis
    Judith Rietdijk
    VU University Amsterdam and EMGO Institute of Health and Care Research, Department of Clinical Psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, Department of Psychosis Research, The Hague, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 209:309-13. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The role of peer relationships in the development of early school-age externalizing problems
    Cristina Sturaro
    Department of Developmental Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Child Dev 82:758-65. 2011
  5. 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
  6. pmc Guided online treatment in routine mental health care: an observational study on uptake, drop-out and effects
    Robin Kenter
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 13:43. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Depressive and anxiety disorders and the association with obesity, physical, and social activities
    Leonore M de Wit
    Department of Clinical Psychology and EMGO Institute, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Depress Anxiety 27:1057-65. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Change and stability in childhood clique membership, isolation from cliques, and associated child characteristics
    Miranda Witvliet
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 39:12-24. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Effectiveness of guided self-help for depression and anxiety disorders in primary care: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    Wike Seekles
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychiatry Res 187:113-20. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Predicting outcome of Internet-based treatment for depressive symptoms
    Lisanne Warmerdam
    Department of Clinical Psychology and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychother Res 23:559-67. 2013

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Publications77

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychotherapy for depression in adults: a meta-analysis of comparative outcome studies
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands P
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:909-22. 2008
    ..This study suggests that there are no large differences in efficacy between the major psychotherapies for mild to moderate depression...
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Depression and social anxiety in help-seeking patients with an ultra-high risk for developing psychosis
    Judith Rietdijk
    VU University Amsterdam and EMGO Institute of Health and Care Research, Department of Clinical Psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, Department of Psychosis Research, The Hague, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 209:309-13. 2013
    ..Screening a help-seeking population with depression and anxiety may be effective in detecting patients at UHR for developing psychosis. ..
  4. doi request reprint The role of peer relationships in the development of early school-age externalizing problems
    Cristina Sturaro
    Department of Developmental Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Child Dev 82:758-65. 2011
    ..These results suggest that in early elementary school peer rejection, but not yet best friend's behavioral characteristics, has an additive effect on children's externalizing problem development...
  5. 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...
  6. pmc Guided online treatment in routine mental health care: an observational study on uptake, drop-out and effects
    Robin Kenter
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 13:43. 2013
    ..In this study we report on uptake, drop-out and effects of online problem solving treatment that was implemented in a mental health center...
  7. doi request reprint Depressive and anxiety disorders and the association with obesity, physical, and social activities
    Leonore M de Wit
    Department of Clinical Psychology and EMGO Institute, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Depress Anxiety 27:1057-65. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Change and stability in childhood clique membership, isolation from cliques, and associated child characteristics
    Miranda Witvliet
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 39:12-24. 2010
    ..Stable-isolates increased in externalizing behavior, whereas children who became part of a dyad or included in a clique showed a decrease in externalizing behavior...
  9. doi request reprint Effectiveness of guided self-help for depression and anxiety disorders in primary care: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    Wike Seekles
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychiatry Res 187:113-20. 2011
    ..But the lack of results could also be due to our selection of patients or to our selection of GPs (with interest in psychiatric disorders). Nonetheless the promising signals with respect to anxiety disorders warrant further research...
  10. doi request reprint Predicting outcome of Internet-based treatment for depressive symptoms
    Lisanne Warmerdam
    Department of Clinical Psychology and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychother Res 23:559-67. 2013
    ..More research is needed with sufficient power to investigate predictors and moderators of response to reveal for whom Internet-based therapy is best suited...
  11. pmc Effects of Internet-based guided self-help problem-solving therapy for adolescents with depression and anxiety: a randomized controlled trial
    Willemijn Hoek
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e43485. 2012
    ....
  12. pmc A proof of principle for using adaptive testing in Routine Outcome Monitoring: the efficiency of the Mood and Anxiety Symptoms Questionnaire -Anhedonic Depression CAT
    Niels Smits
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Education, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:4. 2012
    ..In this article, the efficiency of a CAT version of the Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire, - Anhedonic Depression scale (MASQ-AD) for use in ROM was scrutinized in a simulation study...
  13. pmc Internet-based treatment for adults with depressive symptoms: randomized controlled trial
    Lisanne Warmerdam
    Dept Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, FPP, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Internet Res 10:e44. 2008
    ..Depression can be treated effectively with Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but a short intervention based on problem solving therapy (PST) could constitute a worthwhile alternative to CBT...
  14. doi request reprint Are sedentary television watching and computer use behaviors associated with anxiety and depressive disorders?
    Leonore de Wit
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychiatry Res 186:239-43. 2011
    ..This study illustrates that sedentary behaviors occur more frequently among persons with a mental disorder, independent of general physical activity level...
  15. ncbi request reprint Innovative ICT solutions to improve treatment outcomes for depression: the ICT4Depression project
    Lisanne Warmerdam
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Stud Health Technol Inform 181:339-43. 2012
    ..The general objective of the ICT4D project is to test the feasibility and acceptability of the ICT4D system within a pilot study in the Netherlands and in Sweden during 2012 and 2013...
  16. doi request reprint Quick and easy self-rating of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: validity of the Dutch web-based GAD-7, GAD-2 and GAD-SI
    Tara Donker
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychiatry Res 188:58-64. 2011
    ..More research is needed to validate the GAD-SI 'Do you have trouble relaxing' to see if its screening properties approach those of the GAD-7...
  17. doi request reprint Online cognitive behavioral therapy and problem-solving therapy for depressive symptoms: Exploring mechanisms of change
    Lisanne Warmerdam
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 41:64-70. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that regardless of the theoretical background to the therapy, the psychological processes necessary for symptom reduction seem to be comparable...
  18. pmc Prevention of depression and anxiety in adolescents: a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy and mechanisms of Internet-based self-help problem-solving therapy
    Willemijn Hoek
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 10:93. 2009
    ..A secondary objective is to test potential mediating and moderating variables in order to gain insight into how the intervention works and for whom it works best...
  19. doi request reprint Personalized treatment of adult depression: medication, psychotherapy, or both? A systematic review
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Depress Anxiety 29:855-64. 2012
    ..We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing two treatments directly in a group of patients with a specific characteristic...
  20. doi request reprint The efficacy of non-directive supportive therapy for adult depression: a meta-analysis
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Psychol Rev 32:280-91. 2012
    ..1%. NDST has a considerable effect on symptoms of depression. Most of the effect of therapy for adult depression is realized by non-specific factors, and our results suggest that the contribution of specific effects is limited at best...
  21. doi request reprint The validity of the Dutch K10 and extended K10 screening scales for depressive and anxiety disorders
    Tara Donker
    Department of Clinical Psychology, EMGO Institute, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychiatry Res 176:45-50. 2010
    ..75 for detecting any depressive and/or anxiety disorder. The Dutch version of the K10 is appropriate for screening depressive disorders in primary care, while the EK10 is preferred in screening for both depressive and anxiety disorders...
  22. ncbi request reprint Adding psychotherapy to pharmacotherapy in the treatment of depressive disorders in adults: a meta-analysis
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:1219-29. 2009
    ..However, earlier meta-analyses in this field have included only a limited number of available studies and did not conduct extended subgroup analyses to examine possible sources of heterogeneity...
  23. doi request reprint Does pretreatment severity moderate the efficacy of psychological treatment of adult outpatient depression? A meta-analysis
    Ellen Driessen
    Faculty of Psychology and Education, Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:668-80. 2010
    ..This study assessed whether pretreatment severity moderates psychological treatment outcome relative to controls by means of meta-analyses...
  24. doi request reprint Brief self-rated screening for depression on the Internet
    Tara Donker
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 122:253-9. 2010
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Using decision theory to derive optimal cut-off scores of screening instruments: an illustration explicating costs and benefits of mental health screening
    Niels Smits
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 16:219-29. 2007
    ..As in these four situations different costs are encountered, different optimal cut-off points were found...
  26. doi request reprint Characteristics of effective psychological treatments of depression: a metaregression analysis
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychother Res 18:225-36. 2008
    ....
  27. pmc An Internet-based guided self-help intervention for panic symptoms: randomized controlled trial
    Wouter van Ballegooijen
    Department of Clinical Psychology and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Med Internet Res 15:e154. 2013
    ..Internet-based guided self-help is efficacious for panic disorder, but it is not known whether such treatment is effective for milder panic symptoms as well...
  28. 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
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Psychological treatment of depression: results of a series of meta-analyses
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, and EMGO institute, The Netherlands
    Nord J Psychiatry 65:354-64. 2011
    ..In the past few decades, a considerable number of studies have examined the effects of psychotherapies for adult depression...
  30. doi request reprint Depression and obesity: a meta-analysis of community-based studies
    Leonore de Wit
    Department of Clinical Psychology and EMGO Institute, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychiatry Res 178:230-5. 2010
    ..Further research should focus on underlying factors and examine causal pathways between depression and obesity...
  31. pmc A brief Web-based screening questionnaire for common mental disorders: development and validation
    Tara Donker
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Internet Res 11:e19. 2009
    ..This need can be met by using brief online screening questionnaires, which can also be quickly used to screen patients prior to consultation with a GP...
  32. pmc Internet-based treatment for adults with depressive symptoms: the protocol of a randomized controlled trial
    Lisanne Warmerdam
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 7:72. 2007
    ..Other research questions concern the identification of potential mediators and the search for subgroups who respond differently to the interventions...
  33. pmc Internet-based, culturally sensitive, problem-solving therapy for Turkish migrants with depression: randomized controlled trial
    Burçin Ünlü Ince
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Education, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Med Internet Res 15:e227. 2013
    ..Providing easily accessible Internet treatments may help to overcome these barriers...
  34. pmc A single blind randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioural therapy in a help-seeking population with an At Risk Mental State for psychosis: the Dutch Early Detection and Intervention Evaluation (EDIE-NL) trial
    Judith Rietdijk
    VU University and EMGO Institute of Health and Care Research Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Psychology, Van der Boechorstraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 11:30. 2010
    ..A single blind randomised controlled trial compares CBT with treatment as usual in preventing or delaying the onset of psychosis...
  35. pmc Psychological treatment of depression: a meta-analytic database of randomized studies
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 8:36. 2008
    ..The database can be accessed freely through the Internet...
  36. doi request reprint Psychological treatment of depression in inpatients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Psychol Rev 31:353-60. 2011
    ..More high-quality research is needed to verify these results...
  37. doi request reprint Self-help treatment for insomnia through television and book: a randomized trial
    Annemieke van Straten
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, FPP, Department of Clinical Psychology, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 74:29-34. 2009
    ..Recently, a Dutch educational broadcasting company developed a 6 week self-help course for insomnia, which consists of a book and television programmes. In this study we examined its effects...
  38. pmc Depression and body mass index, a u-shaped association
    Leonore M de Wit
    Department of Clinical Psychology and EMGO Institute, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:14. 2009
    ..The present study investigates if a nonlinear (U-shaped) trend is preferable over a linear trend to describe the relationship between BMI and depression, which means that both underweight and obesity are associated with depression...
  39. 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...
  40. pmc Psychological treatment of depression in primary care: a meta-analysis
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 59:e51-60. 2009
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of a web-based guided self-help intervention for employees with depressive symptoms: randomized controlled trial
    Anna S Geraedts
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Med Internet Res 16:e168. 2014
    ..Treating employees with depressive symptoms via the Internet before they report sick from work could be beneficial and cost saving...
  42. ncbi request reprint Is excess mortality higher in depressed men than in depressed women? A meta-analytic comparison
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Leuphana University, Luneburg, Germany Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 161:47-54. 2014
    ..It is not well-established whether excess mortality associated with depression is higher in men than in women...
  43. doi request reprint How much psychotherapy is needed to treat depression? A metaregression analysis
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 149:1-13. 2013
    ..Although psychotherapies are effective in the treatment of adult depression it is not clear how this treatment effect is related to amount, frequency and intensity of therapy...
  44. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of cognitive-behavioural therapy for adult depression, alone and in comparison with other treatments
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Can J Psychiatry 58:376-85. 2013
    ..No recent meta-analysis has examined the effects of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for adult depression. We decided to conduct such an updated meta-analysis...
  45. doi request reprint The effects of psychotherapy for adult depression on suicidality and hopelessness: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 144:183-90. 2013
    ..Although treatment guidelines suggest that suicidal patients with depression should be treated for depression with psychotherapy, it is not clear whether these psychological treatments actually reduce suicidal ideation or suicide risk...
  46. pmc Web-based guided self-help for employees with depressive symptoms (Happy@Work): design of a randomized controlled trial
    Anna S Geraedts
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 13:61. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an indicated preventive web-based guided self-help course for employees with depressive symptoms...
  47. doi request reprint Differential mortality rates in major and subthreshold depression: meta-analysis of studies that measured both
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 202:22-7. 2013
    ..Although the association between depression and excess mortality has been well established, it is not clear whether this is greater in major depression than in subthreshold depression...
  48. doi request reprint Computer-aided psychotherapy for anxiety disorders: a meta-analytic review
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cogn Behav Ther 38:66-82. 2009
    ..Because CP as a whole was as effective as face-to-face psychotherapy, certain forms of CP deserve to be integrated into routine practice...
  49. pmc Recruiting participants for interventions to prevent the onset of depressive disorders: possible ways to increase participation rates
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:181. 2010
    ..Although indicated prevention of depression is available for about 80% of the Dutch population at little or no cost, only a small proportion of those with subthreshold depression make use of these services...
  50. doi request reprint Testing links between childhood positive peer relations and externalizing outcomes through a randomized controlled intervention study
    Miranda Witvliet
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:905-15. 2009
    ..The results suggest that positive peer relations are not just markers, but they are environmental mediators of boys' externalizing behavior development. Implications for research and prevention are discussed...
  51. pmc Self-guided psychological treatment for depressive symptoms: a meta-analysis
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e21274. 2011
    ..The results and sizes of these trials have been mixed. This is the first quantitative meta-analysis, aimed at organizing and evaluating the literature, and estimating effect size...
  52. doi request reprint Efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy and other psychological treatments for adult depression: meta-analytic study of publication bias
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 196:173-8. 2010
    ..It is not clear whether the effects of cognitive-behavioural therapy and other psychotherapies have been overestimated because of publication bias...
  53. pmc Preventing the onset of major depressive disorder: a meta-analytic review of psychological interventions
    Kim van Zoonen
    Department of Clinical Psychology and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Leuphana University Innovation Incubator, Division Health Trainings online, Luneburg, Germany, Philips University, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Marburg, Germany, Trimbos Institute Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Department of Epidemiology and Biostastics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA and Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 43:318-29. 2014
    ..Current treatments are estimated to only reduce about one-third of the disease burden of depressive disorders. Prevention may be an alternative strategy to further reduce the disease burden of depression...
  54. pmc Short-term effects of a web-based guided self-help intervention for employees with depressive symptoms: randomized controlled trial
    Anna S Geraedts
    VU University Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Med Internet Res 16:e121. 2014
    ..The evidence for effective worker-directed interventions for employees with depressive symptoms is limited. Treating employees with depressive symptoms before sick leave via the Internet could be beneficial and cost saving...
  55. ncbi request reprint The distribution of self-reported psychotic-like experiences in non-psychotic help-seeking mental health patients in the general population; a factor mixture analysis
    Judith Rietdijk
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorstraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 49:349-58. 2014
    ..This study attempted to replicate this finding in help-seeking people accessing mental health services for symptoms of non-psychotic mental disorders...
  56. doi request reprint Psychological treatment of generalized anxiety disorder: a meta-analysis
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, The Netherlands Leuphana University, Innovation Incubator, Division Health Trainings online, Lueneburg, Germany Electronic address
    Clin Psychol Rev 34:130-40. 2014
    ..There were some indications that CBT was also effective at follow-up and that CBT was more effective than applied relaxation in the longer term. ..
  57. doi request reprint Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of guided online treatment for patients with major depressive disorder on a waiting list for psychotherapy: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial
    Robin Maria Francisca Kenter
    Faculty of Psychology and Education, Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 14:412. 2013
    ....
  58. pmc Internet-administered cognitive behavior therapy for health problems: a systematic review
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Behav Med 31:169-77. 2008
    ..The Internet will most likely assume a major role in the future delivery of cognitive-behavioral interventions to patients with health problems...
  59. doi request reprint Applying computerized adaptive testing to the CES-D scale: a simulation study
    Niels Smits
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychiatry Res 188:147-55. 2011
    ..It was concluded that CAT is a very fruitful way of improving the efficiency of the CES-D questionnaire. The discussion addresses the strengths and limitations of the application of CAT in mental health research...
  60. ncbi request reprint The effects of psychotherapies for major depression in adults on remission, recovery and improvement: a meta-analysis
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University and VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands Leuphana University, Luneburg, Germany Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 159:118-26. 2014
    ..This meta-analyses examine the extent of actual improvement, the absolute numbers of patients no longer meeting criteria for major depression, and absolute rates of response and remission...
  61. doi request reprint Procedural justice and quality of life in compensation processes
    Nieke A Elbers
    Department of Law, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands EMGO, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Amsterdam Interdisciplinary Centre of Law and Health IGER, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Injury 44:1431-6. 2013
    ....
  62. pmc The efficacy of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in treating depressive and anxiety disorders: a meta-analysis of direct comparisons
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081, BT Amsterdam, the Netherlands EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University and VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Leuphana University, Lünebrug, Germany
    World Psychiatry 12:137-48. 2013
    ..These results remained significant when we controlled for other characteristics of the studies in multivariate meta-regression analysis, except for the differential effects in dysthymia, which were no longer statistically significant...
  63. ncbi request reprint Actions taken to cope with depressed mood: the role of personality traits
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 11:457-63. 2007
    ..People scoring high on openness considered many of the actions to be helpful. We conclude that actions taken to cope with depression and their helpfulness differ considerably for subjects with differing personality traits...
  64. pmc Sensitivity and specificity of the Major Depression Inventory in outpatients
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 7:39. 2007
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Self-reported versus clinician-rated symptoms of depression as outcome measures in psychotherapy research on depression: a meta-analysis
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Psychol Rev 30:768-78. 2010
    ..Different symptoms may be more suitable for self-report or ratings by clinicians and in clinical trials it is probably best to include both...
  66. doi request reprint The disease burden of childhood adversities in adults: a population-based study
    Pim Cuijpers
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University and VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Child Abuse Negl 35:937-45. 2011
    ..It could be assumed therefore, that the disease burden of childhood adversities is high. It has not yet been examined, however, whether this is true...
  67. ncbi request reprint Psychological treatment of postpartum depression: a meta-analysis
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychol 64:103-18. 2008
    ..58). No definite conclusions can be drawn about the longer term effects. Too few studies were available to draw conclusions about the relative effects of psychological treatments compared to pharmacological and other treatments...
  68. ncbi request reprint Prenatal smoking and internalizing and externalizing problems in children studied from childhood to late adolescence
    Janka Ashford
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 47:779-87. 2008
    ..To study whether prenatal smoking only relates to externalizing problems or whether it is associated with both internalizing and externalizing problems from childhood into late adolescence...
  69. doi request reprint The efficacy of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for depression: a meta-analysis
    Ellen Driessen
    VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Department of Clinical Psychology, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Psychol Rev 30:25-36. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of STPP for depression and to identify treatment moderators...
  70. 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...
  71. ncbi request reprint Smoking is associated with first-ever incidence of mental disorders: a prospective population-based study
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Addiction 102:1303-9. 2007
    ..The current study is aimed at examining whether smoking is associated with first-ever incidence of mental disorders...
  72. pmc Theme issue on e-mental health: a growing field in internet research
    Heleen Riper
    EMGO Institute of Health and Care Research, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Med Internet Res 12:e74. 2010
    ..In this editorial, we present the background of this theme issue, and highlight the content of this issue...
  73. ncbi request reprint Predicting the onset of major depressive disorder and dysthymia in older adults with subthreshold depression: a community based study
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:811-8. 2006
    ..An important research question for this research area is which subjects with subthreshold depression will develop a full-blown depressive disorder and which will not...
  74. ncbi request reprint Self-help interventions for anxiety disorders: an overview
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 9:284-90. 2007
    ..However, several research questions need to be answered before broad-scale dissemination is possible. The Internet will continue to play a prominent role in the further development of this field of research and clinical practice...
  75. pmc Personality traits and health-related quality of life in patients with mood and anxiety disorders
    Annemieke van Straten
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty FPP, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 16:1-8. 2007
    ..Yet, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the determinants. In this paper we test the hypothesis that it is associated with personality traits while controlling for mental disorders...
  76. doi request reprint Mixed anxiety depression should not be included in DSM-5
    Neeltje M Batelaan
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center and GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nerv Ment Dis 200:495-8. 2012
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  77. ncbi request reprint Preventing the incidence of new cases of mental disorders: a meta-analytic review
    Pim Cuijpers
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:119-25. 2005
    ..33), indicating a possible adverse effect. Prevention of new cases of mental disorders seems to be possible and may be an important way of reducing the enormous burden of these disorders...