Publications

Screening for sexual dissatisfaction among people with type 2 diabetes in primary care.
J Diabetes Complications 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Internet-based treatment for depression in multiple sclerosis: A randomized controlled trial.
Mult Scler 2017 Jul 28;23(8):1112-1122. Epub 2016 Sep 28.
EMGO+ Institute for Mental Health and Care Research/Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center/GGZinGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The relation between depressive and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Results from a large, naturalistic follow-up study.
J Affect Disord 2016 Oct 6;203:241-247. Epub 2016 Jun 6.
Department of Psychiatry & Neuropsychology, School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Mondriaan Mental Health Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Department of Health Psychology, University of Leuven, Belgium.

Depressive and Anxiety Disorders Showing Robust, but Non-Dynamic, 6-Year Longitudinal Association With Short Leukocyte Telomere Length.
Am J Psychiatry 2016 Jun 4;173(6):617-24. Epub 2016 Mar 4.
From the Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco.

Diagnostic instability of recurrence and the impact on recurrence rates in depressive and anxiety disorders.
J Affect Disord 2016 May 9;195:185-90. Epub 2016 Feb 9.
Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, A.J. Ernststraat 1187, 1081 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands; EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Discontinuation of antidepressant medication after mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for recurrent depression: randomised controlled non-inferiority trial.
Br J Psychiatry 2016 Apr 18;208(4):366-73. Epub 2016 Feb 18.
Marloes J. Huijbers, MSc, Department of Psychiatry, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Philip Spinhoven, PhD, Institute of Psychology, Leiden University, Leiden and Department of Psychiatry, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands; Jan Spijker, PhD, MD, Pro Persona Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Henricus G. Ruhé, PhD, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands; Digna J. F. van Schaik, PhD, MD, Patricia van Oppen, PhD, GGZ InGeest and Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Willem A. Nolen, PhD, MD, Johan Ormel, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands; Willem Kuyken, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Gert Jan van der Wilt, PhD, Department for Health Evidence, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Marc B. J. Blom, PhD, MD, Parnassia Bavo Psychiatric Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands; Aart H. Schene, PhD, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; A. Rogier T. Donders, PhD, Department for Health Evidence, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Anne E. M. Speckens, PhD, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


The Association of Early and Recent Psychosocial Life Stress With Leukocyte Telomere Length.
Psychosom Med 2015 Oct;77(8):882-91
From the Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research (Verhoeven, Oppen, Penninx), VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Psychiatry (Puterman), School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California; and Institute of Psychology (Elzinga), Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands & Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC), Leiden, Netherlands.

Effectiveness of a PLISSIT model intervention in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care: design of a cluster-randomised controlled trial.
BMC Fam Pract 2015 Jun 2;16:69. Epub 2015 Jun 2.
Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Anxiety disorders and accelerated cellular ageing.
Br J Psychiatry 2015 May 5;206(5):371-8. Epub 2015 Feb 5.
Josine E. Verhoeven, MSc, Dóra Révész, MSc, Patricia van Oppen, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Elissa S. Epel, PhD, Owen M. Wolkowitz, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, USA; Brenda W. J. H. Penninx, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Assignment refusal and its relation to outcome in a randomized controlled trial comparing Cognitive Therapy and Fluvoxamine in treatment-resistant patients with obsessive compulsive disorder.
Psychiatry Res 2015 Mar 12;226(1):198-203. Epub 2015 Jan 12.
Department of Psychiatry and EMGO(+) Institute, VU University Medical Center, Academic Outpatient Clinic for Anxiety Disorders, GGZinGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Blended vs. face-to-face cognitive behavioural treatment for major depression in specialized mental health care: study protocol of a randomized controlled cost-effectiveness trial.
BMC Psychiatry 2014 Oct 18;14:290. Epub 2014 Oct 18.
Faculty of Psychology and Education, Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, BT, 1081, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The effectiveness of the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy for chronic depression: a randomized controlled trial.
Psychother Psychosom 2014 6;83(5):263-9. Epub 2014 Aug 6.
Department of Psychiatry and EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center and GGZinGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Pain, not chronic disease, is associated with the recurrence of depressive and anxiety disorders.
BMC Psychiatry 2014 Jun 25;14:187. Epub 2014 Jun 25.
Department of Psychiatry, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center and Academic Outpatient Clinic for Affective Disorders, GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Effects of a cognitive behavioural treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes when added to managed care; a randomised controlled trial.
J Behav Med 2013 Dec 29;36(6):556-66. Epub 2012 Sep 29.
Department of General Practice, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,

The role of somatic health problems in the recognition of depressive and anxiety disorders by general practitioners.
J Affect Disord 2013 Dec 6;151(3):1025-32. Epub 2013 Sep 6.
Department of Psychiatry, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center and Academic Outpatient Clinic for Affective Disorders, GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address:


Cognitive therapy versus fluvoxamine as a second-step treatment in obsessive-compulsive disorder nonresponsive to first-step behavior therapy.
Psychother Psychosom 2012 6;81(6):366-74. Epub 2012 Sep 6.
Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Academic Outpatient Clinic for Anxiety Disorders, GGZinGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Internet-based self-help treatment for depression in multiple sclerosis: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial.
BMC Psychiatry 2012 Sep 11;12:137. Epub 2012 Sep 11.
Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center Academic Anxiety Outpatient Clinic and GGZinGeest, A. J. Ernststraat 1187, Amsterdam, HL 1081, The Netherlands.



The impact of depression on the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: results from a 5-year follow-up.
J Affect Disord 2011 Dec 1;135(1-3):201-7. Epub 2011 Sep 1.
Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU-University Medical Center and Academic Outpatient Clinic for Anxiety Disorders, GGZ InGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Comorbidity patterns of anxiety and depressive disorders in a large cohort study: the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA).
J Clin Psychiatry 2011 Mar 25;72(3):341-8. Epub 2011 Jan 25.
Department of Psychiatry/EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Does the therapy manual or the therapist matter most in treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder? A randomized controlled trial of exposure with response or ritual prevention in 118 patients.
J Clin Psychiatry 2010 Sep 23;71(9):1158-67. Epub 2010 Mar 23.
Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, GGZ InGeest/VU Medical Center Academic Anxiety Outpatient Clinic, A.J. Ernststraat 887, 1081 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands.



Measuring obsessive-compulsive symptoms: Padua Inventory-Revised vs. Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale.
J Anxiety Disord 2009 Aug 24;23(6):830-5. Epub 2009 Apr 24.
Department of Psychiatry, EMGO Institute University Medical Center, Academic Outpatient Clinic for Anxiety Disorders, GGZ inGeest, A.J.Ernststraat 887, Amsterdam 1081 HL, The Netherlands.

The importance of childhood trauma and childhood life events for chronicity of depression in adults.
J Clin Psychiatry 2009 Jul;70(7):983-9
Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center and Academic Outpatient Clinic for Affective Disorders, GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Stepped-care prevention of anxiety and depression in late life: a randomized controlled trial.
Arch Gen Psychiatry 2009 Mar;66(3):297-304
Department of General Practice, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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.
BMC Psychiatry 2008 Mar 25;8:18. Epub 2008 Mar 25.
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.

Reduced orbitofrontal-striatal activity on a reversal learning task in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Arch Gen Psychiatry 2006 Nov;63(11):1225-36
Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Graduate School of Neurosciences, and Outpatient Academic Clinic for Anxiety Disorders, GGZ Buitenamstel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.



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