Source of knowledge and starting point for innovation
Scientific research lies at the heart of all improvements in our training programmes for (future) mental-health professionals and, ultimately, the quality of our care services for patients with anxiety or depressive disorders.
NijCa²re embraces three major lines of research:
⦁ applied empirical research into the effects of treatment for anxiety disorders (treatment / efficacy studies)
⦁ basic research on potential factors associated with the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders
⦁ basic and empirical research on the chronicity of depression
The applied research programme, i.e. our studies into the regulation of anxiety and the treatment of anxiety disorders, is led by Jan Spijker and Gert-Jan Hendriks.
The basic research programme, i.e. our studies into the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders, is headed by Eni Becker and Karin Roelofs.
Our research on the chronicity of depression focuses on depression maintenance factors (basic research programme) and the improvement of the treatment of chronic depression (applied research), which programmes are led by Jan Spijker.