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Depression and anxiety disorders are common at all ages. Approximately one out of three people in the Netherlandswill be faced with them at some time during their lives. It is still not clear why some people recover quickly and why others suffer for long periods of time.
The Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA) started in august 2004 with the recruitment of almost 3000 people with and without symptoms. They will be monitored for a long period of time. An inventory of the depression and anxiety symptoms will be made by using questionnaires and by examining biological and genetic factors. The ZonMw GeestKracht program has subsidized the study until 2012, after that the study is subsidized by the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Leiden University Medical Center and University Medical Center Groningen.
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Scientists find gene linked to alcohol consumption April 05, 2011
Scientists have identified a gene that appears to play a role in regulating how much alcohol people drink, in a study of over 47,000 people published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sc... read more
Past symptoms can predict future disorders April 05, 2011
While a history of an anxiety disorder or subthreshold anxiety symptoms predicts future anxiety, a history of a depressive disorder or subthreshold symptoms of depression may predict either more depre... read more
Analysis protocol genetic functional neuroimaging available December 22, 2009
A protocol for the analysis of the candidate gene association study using neuroimaging parameters as endophenotypes, is available.
This protocol describes which analyses will be perform... read more