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The Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA): rationale, objectives and methods
The Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA) is a multi‐site naturalistic cohort study to: (1) describe the long‐term course and consequences of depressive and anxiety disorders, and (2)Expand
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Outpatient psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder: randomized trial of schema-focused therapy vs transference-focused psychotherapy.
CONTEXT Borderline personality disorder is a severe and chronic psychiatric condition, prevalent throughout health care settings. Only limited effects of current treatments have been documented. Expand
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Anxiety disorders in later life: a report from the longitudinal aging study Amsterdam
Objective. To study the prevalence and risk factors of anxiety disorders in the older (55–85) population of The Netherlands.
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The Development and Psychometric Characteristics of the Somatoform Dissociation Questionnaire (SDQ‐20)
According to 19th century French psychiatry and contemporary clinical observations, dissociation pertains to both psychological and somatoform components of experience, reactions, and functions.Expand
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Major depressive disorder and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity: results from a large cohort study.
CONTEXT There is a central belief that depression is associated with hyperactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, resulting in higher cortisol levels. However, results are inconsistent.Expand
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Anxiety and depression in later life: Co-occurrence and communality of risk factors.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the comorbidity of and communality of risk factors associated with major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders in later life. METHOD A randomExpand
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Genomewide Association for Major Depressive Disorder: A possible role for the presynaptic protein Piccolo
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common complex trait with enormous public health significance. As part of the Genetic Association Information Network initiative of the US Foundation for theExpand
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Association between major depressive disorder and heart rate variability in the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA).
CONTEXT It has been hypothesized that depression is associated with lower heart rate variability and decreased cardiac vagal control. This may play an important role in the risk of cardiovascularExpand
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Salivary Cortisol Levels in Persons With and Without Different Anxiety Disorders
Objective: To examine the association between several subtypes of anxiety disorders and various cortisol indicators in a large cohort study. Anxiety disorders have been suggested to be linked toExpand
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Degree of Somatoform and Psychological Dissociation in Dissociative Disorder Is Correlated with Reported Trauma
In this study, the prevalence and severity of traumatic experiences as reported by patients with dissociative disorders and with other DSM-IV psychiatric diagnoses were compared. Furthermore, theExpand
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