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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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