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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 2006 2019

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 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

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

Comparing factor structures of depressed patients with and without suicidal ideation, a measurement invariance analysis

van Ballegooijen, W., Eikelenboom, M., Fokkema, M., Riper, H., van Hemert, A. M., Kerkhof, A. J. F. M., Penninx, B. W. J. H. & Smit, J. H., 15 Feb 2019, Journal of Affective Disorders. Elsevier B.V., p. 180-187 8 p. (Journal of Affective Disorders; vol. 245)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2000 2019

Precision Medicine in Depression: Hype or hope?

Penninx, B. (Invited speaker)
15 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Biological Psychiatry Meeting

Penninx, B. (Organiser)
May 2018

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

Precision medicine in depression.

Penninx, B. (Keynote speaker)
29 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Connecting environment to mental health.

Penninx, B. (Invited speaker)
29 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Precision medicine in depression: Hype or hope?

Penninx, B. (Keynote speaker)
25 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

KennisCafé: Depressie Dossier.

Brenda Penninx & Christiaan Hendrik Vinkers

27/11/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Introduction video Brenda Penninx

Brenda Penninx

1/06/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Brenda Penninx: puzzling over depression

Brenda Penninx

10/07/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Interview

VPRO Labyrinth (TV) Het gestreste geheugen

Brenda Penninx

14/04/13

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Mevrouw de Professor on Tour – ABCDepressief

Brenda Penninx

25/01/11

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research