Mental Health

Mental health problems such as depressive disorders, anxiety and alcohol use disorders are common in the general population; they rank among the conditions with the largest disease burden worldwide.

We provide insight into risk and resilience factors in mental health and develop evidence-based  preventive strategies and interventions to reduce the burden of mental health problems. We further facilitate research on the interface between mental health and somatic disease. This includes effects of stress and mental disorders on somatic disease processes as well as common mental reactions to somatic diseases, such as anxiety, hope, and growth.

Program directors: Brenda Penninx & Mirjam Sprangers