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Geriatric psychiatry


The research program on geriatric psychiatry focuses on mood and anxiety disorders in later life, encompassing depression, anxiety and somatoform disorders. Specific attention is paid on age-related characteristics of etiology, phenomenology and course, which results in many research projects focused on the interplay between affective disorder with somatic morbidity, physical frailty and mild cognitive impairment in later life.​

Research projects

Routine Outcome Monitoring for Geriatric Psychiatry & Science (ROM-GPS)

An ongoing cohort study on the treatment outcome of late-life affective disorders, encompassing depressive disorder, anxiety disorders and somatic symptom disorders, in routine clinical practice, focused on the impact of physical frailty and mild cognitive impairment.​.

Group schema-focussed therapy enriched with psychomotor therapy for older adults with personality disorders.

A randomized controlled trial with a one-year following to examine the (cost-)effectiveness of schema-focussed therapy enriched with psychomotor therapy compared to usual care in patients aged 60 years and above suffering from a cluster B or C personality disorder.

Netherlands Study of Depression in Older persons (NESDO)

A multi-site naturalistic cohort study to describe the long-term course and consequences of late-life depression, and to integrate biological and psychosocial research paradigms within an epidemiological approach in order to examine (interaction between) predictors of the long-term course and consequences.

Older Persons with Unexplained Symptoms (OPUS)

A clinical cohort study on determinants and characteristics of medically unexplained symptoms in later life combining epidemiological and qualitative research techniques.

​Idiographic studies (iCASE)

An idiographic study on the temporal dynamics between sleep, cognition to examine (determinants of) the course of depressive symptoms in older persons with mild cognitive impairment.

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