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Research interests

Brenda Penninx, PhD, is Professor at the department of Psychiatry of Amsterdam UMC (location VUmc) in Amsterdam. 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 2007 2019

Body mass index in obsessive-compulsive disorder

Abramovitch, A., Anholt, G. E., Cooperman, A., van Balkom, A. J. L. M., Giltay, E. J., Penninx, B. W. & van Oppen, P., 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 245, p. 145-151

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Can chronotype function as predictor of a persistent course of depressive and anxiety disorder?

Druiven, S. J. M., Knapen, S. E., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Antypa, N., Schoevers, R. A., Riese, H. & Meesters, Y., 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 242, p. 159-164

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Long-term glucocorticoid levels measured in hair in patients with depressive and anxiety disorders

Gerritsen, L., Staufenbiel, S. M., Penninx, B. W. J. H., van Hemert, A. M., Noppe, G., de Rijke, Y. B. & van Rossum, E. F. C., 2019, In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 101, p. 246-252

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mindful eating and change in depressive symptoms: Mediation by psychological eating styles

Winkens, L. H. H., van Strien, T., Brouwer, I. A., Penninx, B. W. J. H. & Visser, M., 2019, In : Appetite. 133, p. 204-211

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

Activities 2000 2018

Biological Psychiatry Meeting

Penninx, B. (Participant)
May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Medical comorbidities and affective disorders.

Penninx, B. (Speaker)
21 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Clinical heterogeneity in Major Depressive Disorder.

Penninx, B. (Speaker)
17 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Personalized medicine in depression.

Penninx, B. (Speaker)
7 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Evidence for a link between depressive disorder and shortened telomere length.

Penninx, B. (Speaker)
2 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk