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Research interests

Brenda Penninx, PhD, is professor of psychiatric epidemiology at the department of Psychiatry of Amsterdam UMC (location VUmc) in Amsterdam (https://psychiatryamsterdam.nl). Since 2004 she leads the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA: www.nesda.nl), a longitudinal study of the course and consequences of depressive and anxiety disorders. Prof. Penninx is currently also involved in several other (national and EU-funded) mental health cohort and intervention studies. Central themes in her research are understanding psychosocial, somatic and neurobiological risk factors and consequences of depression and anxiety disorders and how to impact on these to improve mental health. 

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Research Output 2000 2019

A catalog of genetic loci associated with kidney function from analyses of a million individuals

Lifelines Cohort Study & V. A. Million Veteran Program, 2019, In : Nature Genetics. 51, 6, p. 957-972

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Anxiety sensitivity, its stability and longitudinal association with severity of anxiety symptoms

Hovenkamp-Hermelink, J. H. M., van der Veen, D. C., Oude Voshaar, R. C., Batelaan, N. M., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Jeronimus, B. F., Schoevers, R. A. & Riese, H., 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 4314.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

A Potential Role for the STXBP5-AS1 Gene in Adult ADHD Symptoms

The EAGLE-ADHD Consortium, 2019, In : Behavior Genetics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Association of food groups with depression and anxiety disorders

Gibson-Smith, D., Bot, M., Brouwer, I. A., Visser, M., Giltay, E. J. & Penninx, B. W. J. H., 2019, In : European Journal of Nutrition.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

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 2019, In : Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 4, 1, p. 91-100 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2000 2019

Precision Medicine in Depression: Hype or hope?

Brenda Penninx (Invited speaker)
15 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Personalized medicine in depression.

Brenda Penninx (Keynote speaker)
7 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Connecting environment to mental health.

Brenda Penninx (Invited speaker)
29 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Precision medicine in depression: Hope or hype?

Brenda Penninx (Keynote speaker)
6 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Precision medicine in depression.

Brenda Penninx (Keynote speaker)
29 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

Waarom afvallen zo moeilijk is.

Brenda Penninx

11/05/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

KennisCafé: Depressie Dossier.

Brenda Penninx & Christiaan Vinkers

27/11/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Introduction video Brenda Penninx

Brenda Penninx

01/06/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Brenda Penninx: puzzling over depression

Brenda Penninx

10/07/2017

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Interview

Amersfoortse hoogleraar bestrijdt volksziekte nr. 1: depressie

Brenda Penninx

31/07/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Interview