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Salivary cortisol as predictor for depression characteristics and remission in electroconvulsive therapy in older persons.
World J Biol Psychiatry 2018 Feb 21:1-8. Epub 2018 Feb 21.
a GGZ inGeest/Department of Psychiatry and the EMGO + Institute for Health and Care Research , Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, VU University Medical Center , Amsterdam , The Netherlands.


Early- and Late-Onset Depression in Late Life: A Prospective Study on Clinical and Structural Brain Characteristics and Response to Electroconvulsive Therapy.
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2017 Feb 22;25(2):178-189. Epub 2016 Sep 22.
Department of Old Age Psychiatry, GGZ inGeest, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; EMGO+ Institute of Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


The Clinical Practice of Assessing Cognitive Function in Adults Receiving Electroconvulsive Therapy: Whom Are We Missing?
J ECT 2016 Jun;32(2):99-103
From the *Academic Center for ECT and Neuromodulation, and †Department of Mood Disorders, University Psychiatric Centre, Campus Kortenberg, Kortenberg; ‡Center for the Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology, University of Leuven, Leuven; §Department of Old Age Psychiatry, University Psychiatric Centre, University of Leuven, Campus Kortenberg, Kortenberg, Belgium; and ∥Department of Old Age Psychiatry, and ¶Department of ECT, Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Maintenance Electroconvulsive Therapy in Severe Bipolar Disorder: A Retrospective Chart Review.
J ECT 2016 Mar;32(1):23-8
From the *University Psychiatric Center KU Leuven, Leuven; †Department of Psychiatry, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp; ‡Department of Old-Age Psychiatry, §ECT Department, and ∥Mood Disorders Programme, University Psychiatric Center KU Leuven, Leuven; and ¶Psychiatric Hospital Sint-Annendael, Diest, Belgium.

Improving Practice in Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Nationwide Survey in Belgium.
J ECT 2016 Mar;32(1):29-32
From the *Academic Center for ECT and Neuromodulation, and †Department of Mood Disorders, University Psychiatric Center KU Leuven, Kortenberg; ‡ECT Unit, Department of Psychiatry, General Hospital Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende, Bruges; and §Department of Old Age Psychiatry, University Psychiatric Center KU Leuven, Kortenberg, Belgium.

Grey matter volume increase following electroconvulsive therapy in patients with late life depression: a longitudinal MRI study.
J Psychiatry Neurosci 2016 Mar;41(2):105-14
From the Department of Old Age Psychiatry, UPC KULeuven, Belgium (Bouckaert, De Winter, Wampers, Vandenbulcke); the GGZ inGeest/Department of Psychiatry and the EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dols, Rhebergen, Stek); the Department of ECT and Department of Mood Disorders, UPC KULeuven, Belgium (Bouckaert, Sienaert); and Translational MRI, Department of Imaging and Pathology, KULeuven and Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium (Emsell, Sunaert).

Efficacy of Tranylcypromine in Bipolar Depression: A Systematic Review.
J Clin Psychopharmacol 2015 Dec;35(6):700-5
From the *Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and †Department of Psychiatry, General Hospital Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV, Brugge; and ‡ECT Department, University Psychiatric Center-Catholic University Leuven, Campus Kortenberg, Kortenberg, Belgium.

The functional exercise capacity in patients with bipolar disorder versus healthy controls: A pilot study.
Psychiatry Res 2015 Sep 16;229(1-2):194-9. Epub 2015 Jul 16.
KU Leuven - University of Leuven Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Leuven, Belgium; UPC KU Leuven, Campus Kortenberg, KU Leuven - University of Leuven Department of Neurosciences, Leuvensesteenweg 517, 3070 Kortenberg, Belgium.

Test-retest reliability, feasibility and clinical correlates of the Eurofit test battery in people with bipolar disorder.
Psychiatry Res 2015 Aug 11;228(3):620-5. Epub 2015 Jun 11.
KU Leuven - University of Leuven Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Leuven, Belgium; KU Leuven - University of Leuven Department of Neurosciences, UPC KU Leuven, campus Kortenberg, Kortenberg, Belgium.

Health-related physical fitness in patients with bipolar disorder vs. healthy controls: an exploratory study.
J Affect Disord 2015 May 7;177:22-7. Epub 2015 Feb 7.
KU Leuven - University of Leuven Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Leuven, Belgium; UPC KU Leuven, campus Kortenberg, KU Leuven - University of Leuven Department of Neurosciences KU Leuven, Leuvensesteenweg 517, 3070 Kortenberg, Belgium.

Older age is associated with rapid remission of depression after electroconvulsive therapy: a latent class growth analysis.
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2015 Mar 14;23(3):274-82. Epub 2014 May 14.
Department of Psychiatry and the EMGO(+) Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Authors' reply.
Br J Psychiatry 2015 Feb;206(2):167-8
The ResPECT (Research in Psychiatry and ECT) group: Harm-Pieter Spaans, Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands. Email: Pascal Sienaert, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University Psychiatric Centre - KU Leuven, campus Kortenberg, Belgium, Filip Bouckaert, University Psychiatric Centre - KU Leuven, campus Kortenberg, Belgium, Julia F. van den Berg, Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, the Hague, The Netherlands, Esmée Verwijk, Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, the Hague, The Netherlands, King H. Kho, Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, the Hague, The Netherlands, Max L. Stek, Professor, Department of Elderly Psychiatry, VU University Medical Centre and GGZ in Geest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Rob M. Kok, Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, the Hague, The Netherlands.

Speed of remission in elderly patients with depression: electroconvulsive therapy v. medication.
Br J Psychiatry 2015 Jan 16;206(1):67-71. Epub 2014 Oct 16.
Harm-Pieter Spaans, MD, Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands; Pascal Sienaert, MD, PhD, Filip Bouckaert, MD, University Psychiatric Centre - Catholic University of Leuven, campus Kortenberg, Kortenberg, Belgium; Julia F. van den Berg, PhD, Esmée Verwijk, MSc, King H. Kho, MD, PhD, Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands; Max L. Stek, MD, PhD, VU University Medical Centre and GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Rob M. Kok, MD, PhD, Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Searching for the mechanism(s) of ECT's therapeutic effect.
J ECT 2014 Jun;30(2):87-9
From the *Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, The Medical College of Georgia; Georgia Regents University; Augusta, GA; †Department of Psychopharmacology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India and ‡Department of Mood Disorders and Department of ECT, University Psychiatric Center, Catholic University Leuven, Campus Kortenberg, Belgium.

Epigenetic effects of electroconvulsive seizures.
J ECT 2014 Jun;30(2):152-9
From the *Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, European Graduate School of Neuroscience, South Limburg Mental Health Research and Teaching Network, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht; †Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands; ‡Department of Mood Disorders and ECT, University Psychiatric Center, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; and §Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, King's Health Partners, London, UK.

The prevalence and management of side effects of lithium and anticonvulsants as mood stabilizers in bipolar disorder from a clinical perspective: a review.
Int Clin Psychopharmacol 2013 Nov;28(6):287-96
aDepartment of Psychiatry, GGZ inGeest, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam bDepartment of Old Age Psychiatry, GGZ Dijk en Duin, Castricum cDimence, Specialized Center Bipolar Disorders, Deventer, The Netherlands dDepartment of Mood Disorders, University Psychiatric Center - Catholic University Leuven, Kortenberg, Belgium.



Cardiorespiratory fitness in outpatients with bipolar disorder versus matched controls: An exploratory study.
J Affect Disord 2016 07 29;199:1-5. Epub 2016 Mar 29.
KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Leuven, Belgium; KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Leuven, Belgium.


No Association of Lower Hippocampal Volume With Alzheimer's Disease Pathology in Late-Life Depression.
Am J Psychiatry 2017 03 19;174(3):237-245. Epub 2016 Aug 19.
From the Department of Old Age Psychiatry, University Psychiatric Center, KU Leuven, Belgium; Translational MRI, Department of Imaging and Pathology, KU Leuven, and Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven; Research and Development, Icometrix, Leuven; GE Healthcare, London; University Psychiatric Center, KU Leuven, and Academic Center for ECT and Neuromodulation, Kortenberg, Belgium; Laboratory for Cognitive Neurology, KU Leuven; the Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston; the Department of Neurology, University Hospitals Leuven; Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Imaging and Pathology, KU Leuven and University Hospitals Leuven.

The Functional Exercise Capacity Is Associated With Global Functioning in People With Bipolar Disorder.
J Nerv Ment Dis 2016 09;204(9):673-7
*Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Leuven; †KU Leuven University Psychiatric Center, KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Kortenberg, Belgium; ‡Physiotherapy Department, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; §Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK; ∥School of Public Health & Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; and ¶Butabika National Referral and Mental Health Hospital, Kampala, Uganda.

Electroconvulsive Therapy-Related Anxiety: Treat or Threat?
J ECT 2018 06;34(2):132-133
Academic Center for ECT and Neuromodulation, University Psychiatric Center KU Leuven, KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Kortenberg, Belgium Departments of Medical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Academic Medical Center; Department of Psychology, Brain and Cognition, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam and ECT Department, Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands Academic Center for ECT and Neuromodulation and Old Age Psychiatry, University Psychiatric Center KU Leuven, KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Kortenberg, Belgium Academic Center for ECT and Neuromodulation, University Psychiatric Center KU Leuven, KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Kortenberg, Belgium.

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