H C Comijs

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Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Somatic chronic diseases and 6-year change in cognitive functioning among older persons
    Hannie C Comijs
    Department of Psychiatry, EMGO Institute, LASA, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat, BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 48:191-6. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint The impact of change in cognitive functioning and cognitive decline on disability, well-being, and the use of healthcare services in older persons. Results of Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Hannie C Comijs
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 19:316-23. 2005
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint [Predictors of dementia, the construction of classification trees]
    H C Comijs
    EMGO institute LASA, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 37:237-42. 2006
  5. doi request reprint The association between serum cortisol and cognitive decline in older persons
    Hannie C Comijs
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:42-50. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Do severity and duration of depressive symptoms predict cognitive decline in older persons? Results of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Hannie C Comijs
    Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Clin Exp Res 16:226-32. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Total cholesterol and oxysterols: early markers for cognitive decline in elderly?
    T N Van den Kommer
    Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurobiol Aging 30:534-45. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Development of classification models for early identification of persons at risk for persistent cognitive decline
    T N Van den Kommer
    Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurol 255:1486-94. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of anxiety and depression in the course of cognitive decline
    E J M Bierman
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 24:213-9. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Trends in antidepressant use in the older population: results from the LASA-study over a period of 10 years
    C M Sonnenberg
    Department of Psychiatry and the Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO of the VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 111:299-305. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint Somatic chronic diseases and 6-year change in cognitive functioning among older persons
    Hannie C Comijs
    Department of Psychiatry, EMGO Institute, LASA, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat, BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 48:191-6. 2009
    ..These findings further stress that careful clinical evaluation of cognitive functioning in older persons with these diseases is required in order to provide adequate care...
  2. ncbi request reprint The impact of change in cognitive functioning and cognitive decline on disability, well-being, and the use of healthcare services in older persons. Results of Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Hannie C Comijs
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 19:316-23. 2005
    ..With the aging of the population, the number of persons with cognitive impairment is likely to increase, and appropriate services should be available to them...
  3. 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Predictors of dementia, the construction of classification trees]
    H C Comijs
    EMGO institute LASA, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 37:237-42. 2006
    ..In persons without memory complaints, persons with cardiovascular diseases or diabetes were at increased risk of dementia. Further research is necessary before these classification trees can be implemented in general health care...
  5. doi request reprint The association between serum cortisol and cognitive decline in older persons
    Hannie C Comijs
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:42-50. 2010
    ..To investigate whether serum cortisol levels are associated with cognitive performance and cognitive decline in elderly persons and whether this association differs by age, sex, and depression status...
  6. ncbi request reprint Do severity and duration of depressive symptoms predict cognitive decline in older persons? Results of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Hannie C Comijs
    Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Clin Exp Res 16:226-32. 2004
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  7. ncbi request reprint Total cholesterol and oxysterols: early markers for cognitive decline in elderly?
    T N Van den Kommer
    Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurobiol Aging 30:534-45. 2009
    ..002) and memory functioning (p=.045). The results implicate that lower total cholesterol may be considered as a frailty marker, predictive of lower cognitive functioning in elderly...
  8. doi request reprint Development of classification models for early identification of persons at risk for persistent cognitive decline
    T N Van den Kommer
    Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurol 255:1486-94. 2008
    ..To develop two classification models for use in primary care to aid early identification of persons at risk for persistent cognitive decline...
  9. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of anxiety and depression in the course of cognitive decline
    E J M Bierman
    Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 24:213-9. 2007
    ..The present study investigates anxiety and depression in different phases of cognitive decline...
  10. doi request reprint Trends in antidepressant use in the older population: results from the LASA-study over a period of 10 years
    C M Sonnenberg
    Department of Psychiatry and the Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO of the VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 111:299-305. 2008
    ..In the past 15 years, antidepressant use in adults has increased, mainly due to a rise in SSRI-use. The question is if this is true for older adults as well...
  11. doi request reprint Homocysteine and inflammation: predictors of cognitive decline in older persons?
    T N Van den Kommer
    Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurobiol Aging 31:1700-9. 2010
    ..The results implicate that a combination of both risk factors may be used as a marker for cognitive impairment...
  12. ncbi request reprint The effect of chronic benzodiazepine use on cognitive functioning in older persons: good, bad or indifferent?
    E J M Bierman
    Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:1194-200. 2007
    ..This study investigates the effects of benzodiazepine (BZ) use on cognitive performance in elderly persons in a longitudinal design...
  13. ncbi request reprint Serum inflammatory proteins and cognitive decline in older persons
    M G Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurology 64:1371-7. 2005
    ..To assess whether serum levels of the inflammatory proteins alpha(1)-antichymotrypsin (ACT), C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and albumin are associated with cognitive decline in older persons...
  14. doi request reprint The effect of anxiety and depression on decline of memory function in Alzheimer's disease
    E J M Bierman
    Department of Psychiatry, EMGO Institute, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:1142-7. 2009
    ..The present study investigated whether symptoms of anxiety and depression predict decline of memory function in elderly people diagnosed with early stage AD...
  15. ncbi request reprint The association between depressive symptoms and cognitive decline in community-dwelling elderly persons
    H C Comijs
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 7 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:361-7. 2001
    ..To investigate whether depressive symptoms predict specific types of cognitive decline in order to elucidate the association between late life depression and cognitive decline...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of anxiety versus depression on cognition in later life
    E J M Bierman
    Dept of Psychiatry, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute of the Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:686-93. 2005
    ..The authors investigated the relationship between anxiety and cognition in older persons, taking account of comorbid depression...
  17. ncbi request reprint Memory complaints; the association with psycho-affective and health problems and the role of personality characteristics. A 6-year follow-up study
    H C Comijs
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO and the Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 72:157-65. 2002
    ..Furthermore, it is investigated whether personality characteristics have a modifying effect on the association of memory complaints with depressive and anxiety symptoms and physical health...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cognitive functioning in elderly patients with early onset bipolar disorder
    S N T M Schouws
    GGZ Buitenamstel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:856-61. 2007
    ..Very little is known about the long term cognitive sequelae of bipolar disorder...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dysthymia in later life: a study in the community
    A T F Beekman
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Valerius Clinic, Valeriusplein 9, 1075 BG, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 81:191-9. 2004
    ..Prevalence, clinical features, risk factors and prognosis may change with AGE...
  20. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress in victims of elder mistreatment: the effects of social support and coping
    H C Comijs
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:P240-5. 1999
    ..The beneficial role of social support, locus of control, and perceived self-efficacy on the level of psychological distress could be of importance in the development of future intervention programs...
  21. ncbi request reprint Memory complaints and APOE-epsilon4 accelerate cognitive decline in cognitively normal elderly
    M G Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, Academic Hospital, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurology 57:2217-22. 2001
    ..To investigate to what extent subjective memory complaints and APOE-epsilon4 allele carriage predict future cognitive decline in cognitively intact elderly persons, by evaluating both their separate and combined effects...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hostility and coping capacity as risk factors of elder mistreatment
    H C Comijs
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 34:48-52. 1999
    ..These findings are important for prevention of an intervention in cases of elder mistreatment...
  23. ncbi request reprint The outcome of anxiety disorders in older people at 6-year follow-up: results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    J Schuurmans
    Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre GGZ, Buitenamstel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 111:420-8. 2005
    ..To examine long-term outcome of late-life anxiety disorders and utilization of mental health care services...
  24. ncbi request reprint [The Longitudinal Ageing Study Amsterdam: a survey of 17 years of research into changes in daily functioning]
    D J H Deeg
    EMGO Instituut, Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 40:217-27. 2009
    ..Based on the findings presented, some suggestions for this are given. Also, some directions for future research are described...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Mild cognitive impairment: a prodromal phase of dementia?]
    C Jonker
    VU Medisch Centrum, EMGO Instituut, Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 38:115-21. 2007
    ..Several concepts are described, with the neuropsychiatric features and predictors of conversion to dementia c.q. AD. Finally, consequences of preclinically diagnoses for health care are clarified...
  26. doi request reprint The subscale structure of the Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology Self Report (IDS-SR) in older persons
    J M Hegeman
    Department of Psychiatry, St Antoniusziekenhuis, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Psychiatr Res 46:1383-8. 2012
    ..Therefore, this study aims to identify both the factor and subscale structure of late-life depression underlying the Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology Self Report (IDS-SR) in older persons...
  27. ncbi request reprint Does aspirin or other NSAIDs reduce the risk of cognitive decline in elderly persons? Results from a population-based study
    C Jonker
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 7 9, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurobiol Aging 24:583-8. 2003
    ..To investigate the protective effect of NSAIDs and aspirin separately on cognitive decline in elderly subjects, controlling for consistent use of these agents over a prolonged period of time...
  28. ncbi request reprint Contribution of metabolic syndrome components to cognition in older individuals
    Miranda G Dik
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 30:2655-60. 2007
    ..However, it is not known what the roles of the individual components of the metabolic syndrome on cognition are...
  29. ncbi request reprint The course of cognitive decline in older persons: results from the longitudinal aging study amsterdam
    Hannie C Comijs
    Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute of the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 17:136-42. 2004
    ..Of this group, 44% recovered from cognitive decline or stayed stable in the next 3 years. Especially older age, memory complaints and an increase of cardiovascular diseases at follow-up predict further deterioration...
  30. ncbi request reprint Disaster and associated changes in physical and mental health in older residents
    Dorly J H Deeg
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 15:170-4. 2005
    ..The ongoing Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam has one pre-disaster and several post-disaster observations, making it possible to study changes in health, taking pre-disaster health characteristics into account...
  31. ncbi request reprint Does widowhood affect memory performance of older persons?
    Marja J Aartsen
    Department of Sociology and Social Gerontology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Med 35:217-26. 2005
    ..Whether conjugal bereavement also affects memory functioning has largely been unexamined. The present study investigates the effect of widowhood on memory functioning in older persons...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Subjective needs of people with dementia: a review of the literature
    Henriëtte G van der Roest
    Department of Psychiatry Alzheimer Center, VU Medical Center GGZ Buitenamstel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:559-92. 2007
    ..Insight into the individual care needs of the growing number of people with dementia is necessary to deliver more customized care. Our study aims to provide an overview of the literature on the subjective needs of people with dementia...
  34. ncbi request reprint Origin of the comorbidity of anxiety disorders and alcohol dependence: findings of a general population study
    Loes A Marquenie
    Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Addict Res 13:39-49. 2007
    ..The data are inconsistent with regard to comorbidity as a distinct psychopathological entity. These findings are of great importance for treatment planning in patients with alcohol dependence and comorbid anxiety disorders...
  35. ncbi request reprint Symptom overlap between autism spectrum disorder, generalized social anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder in adults: a preliminary case-controlled study
    Danielle C Cath
    Academic Anxiety Outpatient Clinic, GGZ Buitenamstel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychopathology 41:101-10. 2008
    ..We studied which features distinguish 'pure' anxiety disordered patients from those with co-morbid ASD...