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Research interests

Aartjan Beekman studied medicine at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (1977-1985). He  specialized in Psychiatry at GGZ-BuitenAmstel and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (1987-1991). 
He was trained in Child and adolescent psychiatry at Curium Oegstgeest and Social Psychiatry at the CRD Amsterdam.
He recieved his PhD in 1996 (cum laude) and was registered as an epidemiologist-B in 1999. 

  • From 2003 untill 2008 Aartjan Beekman was Head of the training facility of GGZ Buitenamstel/VUmc. 

  • In 2003 he became Professor of Psychiatry.

  • From 2004-2010 Aartjan was Head of the research program  Mental Health at the EMGO+ Institute VUmc

  • in 2007 he became Head of department Psychiatry VUmc.      

  • In 2008 he also became a member of the board of GGZ inGeest.      

  • In 2011 - 2016 he was appointed President of NVvP (Dutch association of Psychiatry)

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Research Output 2003 2018

A 6-year longitudinal study of predictors for suicide attempts in major depressive disorder

Eikelenboom, M., Beekman, A. T. F., Penninx, B. W. J. H. & Smit, J. H., 13 Jun 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Psychological Medicine. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain

The Brainstorm Consortium, 22 Jun 2018, In : Science. 360, 6395, 8757

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

A Six-Year Prospective Study of the Prognosis and Predictors in Patients With Late-Life Depression

Jeuring, H. W., Stek, M. L., Huisman, M., Oude Voshaar, R. C., Naarding, P., Collard, R. M., van der Mast, R. C., Kok, R. M., Beekman, A. T. F. & Comijs, H. C., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Association of Whole-Genome and NETRIN1 Signaling Pathway–Derived Polygenic Risk Scores for Major Depressive Disorder and White Matter Microstructure in the UK Biobank

Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium & 23andMe Research team, 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Associations between age and the course of major depressive disorder: a 2-year longitudinal cohort study

Schaakxs, R., Comijs, H. C., Lamers, F., Kok, R. M., Beekman, A. T. F. & Penninx, B. W. J. H., 1 Jul 2018, In : The Lancet Psychiatry. 5, 7, p. 581-590 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review