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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. 

External positions

Sticht Center on Aging, Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest University School OfMedicine, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

20002003

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Research Output 1994 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

Accelerating research on biological aging and mental health: Current challenges and future directions

Han, L. K. M., Verhoeven, J. E., Tyrka, A. R., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Wolkowitz, O. M., Månsson, K. N. T., Lindqvist, D., Boks, M. P., Révész, D., Mellon, S. H. & Picard, M., 1 Aug 2019, In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 106, p. 293-311 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Aligning the many definitions of treatment resistance in anxiety disorders: A systematic review

Bokma, W. A., Wetzer, G. A. A. M., Gehrels, J. B., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Batelaan, N. M. & van Balkom, A. L. J. M., 2019, In : Depression and Anxiety.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

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

Activities 2000 2019

Precision Medicine in Depression: Hype or hope?

Brenda Penninx (Invited speaker)
15 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Towards reducing the public health impact of anxiety disorders.

Brenda Penninx (Speaker)
5 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Social stress induced psychopathologies.

Brenda Penninx (Speaker)
8 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Towards personalizing depression treatment.

Brenda Penninx (Speaker)
1 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Immunometabolic depression: ready for personalized medicine?

Brenda Penninx (Speaker)
5 Jun 2019

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