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Anxiety and Depression: Family Matters

Offspring risk and resilience, prevention and treatment
PhD ceremony:Ms H. Festen
When:June 01, 2017
Supervisor:prof. dr. P.J. (Peter) de Jong
Co-supervisor:prof. dr. M.H. (Maaike) Nauta
Where:Academy building RUG
Faculty:Behavioural and Social Sciences
Anxiety and Depression: Family Matters

Anxiety and depressive disorders are severe, highly prevalent mental disorders, that can cause major impairment in day-to-day functioning. Previous research  has indicated that offspring of parents with anxiety or depression are at increased risk for developing anxiety or depression themselves . The studies described in this thesis have focused on different aspects of prevention, risk factors for developing anxiety and depression in offspring and factors that can influence treatment outcome.