Three months after their introduction, the cutbacks in the Dutch mental healthcare system (GGZ) seem to be on target. That people have to pay an excess (eigen bijdrage) of up to €200 to consult a secondary care provider raises the threshold for this more intensive type of psychiatric care. But…

“Life sucks, deal with it”

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Written by Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:33
According to Jim van Os, professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, psychological vulnerability is part of the human condition. Calling on professionals to help deal with every manifestation of this vulnerability is thus not only futile, but also unaffordable. “This is partly about accepting your vulnerability and learning to live with it.…

Psychosis from an ecological perspective

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Written by Tuesday, 01 March 2011 10:57
First professor of Ecological Psychiatry If you are the first professor of Ecological Psychiatry in the Netherlands and perhaps even in the entire world, you have a lot to explain. ‘Ecological psychiatry? What’s that?’ Fifteen years ago, it wasn’t just laymen asking this but professionals were often wondering the same…
As dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN), Bernadette Jansma is Maastricht University’s first and only female dean. She also recently delivered her inaugural lecture as professor of Essentials in Cognitive Neuroscience. Her specialisation: How do we speak and listen to one another, and how do we distinguish…

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