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Prof. Brenda W.J.H. Penninx

Brenda W.J.H. Penninx psychiatrist Netherlands Controversias Psiquiatry Barcelona
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Talk Medical comorbidities and affective disorders
Date Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Time 11:00 to 11:45
Table Complexities in Psychiatry: affective disorders


Brenda Penninx, PhD, is Professor at the department of Psychiatry of the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. Since 2004 she leads the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA:, a longitudinal study of the course and consequences of depressive and anxiety disorders. Dr. 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. Dr. Penninx has successfully mentored >40 researchers in obtaining their PhD, and currently supervises 10 postdocs/Assistant Professors and 23 PhD students. Her resume includes more than 800 peer-reviewed publications (H-index>100), and she belongs to the highest 1% cited researchers according to Thomas Reuters. In 2016, she has been elected member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and Arts.