A.T.F. (Aartjan) Beekman

Hoogleraar Psychiatrie (Prof.dr.)
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Verbonden aan LASA sinds 1991

Toen LASA begon had ik het geluk dat ik als jonge klare psychiater mijn promotie onderzoek kon doen binnen LASA. Ik ben in 1996 gepromoveerd op een proefschrift over depressie bij ouderen en heb daarna gewerkt aan het verder uitbouwen van ons onderzoek naar emotioneel en cognitief functioneren van ouderen in Nederland. Met gebruik van de LASA gegevens zijn we vervolgens een serie andere studies gaan doen bij ouderen in het verpleeghuis, ouderen met dementie of met lichamelijke aandoeningen. Op basis van de LASA gegevens kunnen we zien wie het meest kwetsbaar is en wie de grootste kans loopt om in de toekomst depressief te worden. Met die gegevens hebben we een serie interventies kunnen testen om te zien of we depressie en angst stoornissen kunnen voorkomen. LASA is ook internationaal een bron van inspiratie voor andere studies en voor het opbouwen van een vruchtbaar internationaal netwerk van samenwerking. Sinds 2007 ben ik hoofd van de afdeling Psychiatrie van Amsterdam UMC/VUmc en lid van de LASA stuurgroep.

 

Lid van

  • Groep mentaal
  • Kerngroep onderzoek (KGO)
  • Stuurgroep

Publicaties

  • Steeling or Sensitizing? A Longitudinal Examination of How Ongoing Accumulation of Negative Life Events Affects Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults.

  • The joint effects of clinically relevant depressive symptoms and cardiovascular risk factors on incident cardiovascular disease among older adults in the community.

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder and loneliness are associated over time: A longitudinal study on PTSD symptoms and loneliness, among older adults .

  • Do cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease explain sex differences in cognitive functioning in old age?

  • Depressive symptoms, cardiovascular morbidity and loneliness have risk increasing effects on one another in aging, a 13-year follow-up study among Dutch older adults.

  • Longitudinal Examination of Emotional Functioning in Older Adults After Spousal Bereavement.

  • Genetic Liability for Depression, Social Factors and Their Interaction Effect in Depressive Symptoms and Depression Over Time in Older Adults.

  • The tide has turned: incidence of depression declined in community living young-old adults over one decade.

  • Vitamin D Status and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults: A Role for Physical Functioning?

  • Secular trends in excess mortality of late-life depression.

  • Secular trends in the prevalence of major and subthreshold depression among 55-64-year olds over 20 years.

  • The Burden of ADHD in Older Adults: A Qualitative Study.

  • Longitudinal associations between late-life depression dimensions and cognitive functioning: a cross-domain latent growth curve analysis.

  • The relationship between serum 25(OH)D levels and anxiety symptoms in older persons: Results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.

  • Is the naturalistic course of depression in older people related to received support over time? Results from a longitudinal population-based study.

  • Gait Speed and Processing Speed as Clinical Markers for Geriatric Health Outcomes.

  • Late-life depression symptom dimensions and cognitive functioning in the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA).

  • Impact of loneliness and depression on mortality: results from the Longitudinal Ageing Study Amsterdam.

  • The long-term outcome of subthreshold depression in later life.

  • Gait Speed and the Natural Course of Depressive Symptoms in Late Life; An Independent Association With Chronicity?

  • Lifetime stability of ADHD symptoms in older adults.

  • The relationships between ADHD and social functioning and participation in older adults in a population-based study.

  • A 13-year prospective cohort study on the effects of aging and frailty on the depression-pain relationship in older adults.

  • The role of adverse life events on depression in older adults with ADHD.

  • No lower cognitive functioning in older adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

  • Twelve-Year History of Late-Life Depression and Subsequent Feelings to God.

  • Comparison of anxiety as reported by older people with intellectual disabilities and by older people with normal intelligence.

  • The impact of an unfavorable depression course on network size and loneliness in older people: a longitudinal study in the community.

  • Depression in context of low neuroticism is a risk factor for stroke A 9-year cohort study.

  • Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in a catchment-area based cohort of older community-living schizophrenia patients.

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Personality Characteristics in Older Adults in the General Dutch Population.

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, across the lifespan. Authors reply to comments.

  • The comorbidity of anxiety and depressive symptoms in older adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a longitudinal study.

  • Criterion validity of an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) screening list for screening ADHD in older adults aged 60-94 years.

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Physical Health, and Lifestyle in Older Adults.

  • Gender differences in the relation between depression and social support in later life.

  • Depression and Cognition: How Do They Interrelate in Old Age?

  • Time-to-death-related change in positive and negative affect among older adults approaching the end of life.

  • The temporal relation between pain and depression: results from the longitudinal aging study Amsterdam.

  • Prevalence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in older adults in The Netherlands.

  • The association between depressive symptoms and non-psychiatric hospitalisation in older adults.

  • Do depressive symptoms and gait speed impairment predict each other&#39s incidence? a 16-year prospective study in the community.

  • Ten-year trends in benzodiazepine use in the Dutch population.

  • Cohort Profile: The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.

  • Cognitive functioning and the natural course of depressive symptoms in late life.

  • Measurement invariance of the center for epidemiological studies depression scale (CES-D) among chinese and dutch elderly.

  • Depression and parkinsonism in older Europeans: results from the EURODEP concerted action.

  • Early and late life events and salivary cortisol in older persons.

  • Low free testosterone levels are associated with prevalence and incidence of depressive symptoms in older men.

  • Personality predicts recurrence of late-life depression.

  • Glucocorticoid receptor gene polymorphisms and childhood adversity are associated with depression: new evidence for a gene-environment interaction.

  • Personality characteristics and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis regulation in older persons.

  • The symptom profile of vascular depression.

  • Evidence for an association of the big five personality factors with recurrence of depressive symptoms in later life.

  • Onset of anxiety and depression in the aging population: comparison of risk factors in a 9-year prospective study.

  • Late-life depression, cortisol and the metabolic syndrome (Brief report).

  • Anxiety symptoms and cognitive performance in later life: results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.

  • God image and mood in old age: Results from a community-based pilot study in the Netherlands.

  • Inflammatory markers in late-life depression: Results from a population-based study.

  • Depression is associated with decreased 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and increased Parathyoid Hormone levels in older adults.

  • Trends in antidepressant use in the older population: Results from the LASA-study over a period of 10 years.

  • Cardiac disease, depressive symptoms, and incident stroke in an elderly population.

  • Symptoms of anxiety and depression in the course of cognitive decline.

  • The effect of chronic benzodiazepine use on cognitive functioning in older persons: good, bad or indifferent?

  • Prayer and Depressive Symptoms in a Period of Secularization: Patterns Among Older Adults in The Netherlands.

  • Childhood adversity, recent life events and depression in late life.

  • De psychiater als epidemioloog.

  • Target groups for the prevention of late-life anxiety.

  • Mastery and neuroticism predict recovery of depression in later life.

  • Depression in older age is a risk factor for first ischemic cardiac events.

  • Predicting the onset of major depressive disorder and dysthymia in older adults with subthreshold depression: a community based study.

  • Late-life depression: the differences between early - and late-onset illness in a community-based sample.

  • Socioeconomic differences in incident depression in older adults: The role of psychosocial factors, physical health status, and behavioral factors.

  • Opportunities for cost-effective prevention of late-life depression. An epidemiological approach.

  • Personality and the onset of depression in late life.

  • Well-being, physical functioning, and use of health services in the elderly with PTSD and subthreshold PTSD.

  • Effects of anxiety versus depression on cognition in later life.

  • Physical health and depressive symptoms in older Europeans. Results from EURODEP.

  • Stability and change of emotional functioning in late life: modelling of vulnerability profiles.

  • The longitudinal relationship between the use of long-term care and depressive symptoms in older adults.

  • The outcome of anxiety disorders in older people at 6-year follow-up: results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.

  • Stability and Change of Neuroticism in Aging.

  • Impact of depression on disablement in late middle aged and older persons: results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.

  • Het beloop van depressie bij ouderen: resultaten van 6 jaar intensive follow-up.

  • Dysthymia in later life: a study in the community.

  • Chronic diseases and depression: the modifying role of psychosocial resources.

  • The longitudinal relation between chronic diseases and depression in older persons in the community: the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.

  • Religious involvement and 6-year course of depressive symptoms in older Dutch citizens. Results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.

  • National context of healthcare, economy and religion, and the association between disability and depressive symptoms in older Europeans: results from the EURODEP concerted action.

  • Do severity and duration of depressive symptoms predict cognitive decline in older persons? Results of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.

  • Depression in older persons with versus without vascular disease in the open population: Similar depressive symptom patterns, more disability.

  • Anxiety and the risk of death in older men and women.

  • Rates and risks for co-morbid depression in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: Results from a community-based study.

  • Drug treatment in depressed elderly in the Dutch community.

  • Neuroticisme bij ouderen: De bruikbaarheid van de verkorte inadequatie- en sociale- inadequatieschalen van de NPV [[Neuroticism in the elderly. The utility of the shortened DPQ-scales].

  • Relationship between changes in depressive symptoms and unhealthy lifestyles in late middle aged and older persons: Results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.

  • Criterion validity of the self-rating inventory for posttraumatic stress disorder (SRIP) in the community of older adults.

  • Prevalence and risk factors of posttraumatic stress disorder in older adults.

  • The natural history of late-life depression: A 6-year prospective study in the community.

  • The impact of depression on the well-being, disability and use of services in older adults: A longitudinal perspective.

  • Iatrogenic depression in the elderly: Results from a community-based study in the Netherlands.

  • Duration and severity of depression predict mortality in older adults in the community.

  • Longitudinal relationship between pain and depression in older adults: sex, age and physical disability.

  • Dementie en depressie. Hoe beinvloeden dementie en depressie elkaar?

  • Emergence and persistence of late life depression: A 3-year follow-up of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.

  • Van observatie naar experiment: De epidemiologie van depressie bij ouderen.

  • Religion as a cross-cultural determinant of depression in elderly Europeans: Results from the EURODEP collaboration.

  • The association between depressive symptoms and cognitive decline in community-dwelling elderly persons.

  • On becoming depressed or anxious in late life: similar vulnerability factors but different effects of stressful life events.

  • The longitudinal effect of depression on functional limitations and disability in older adults: An eight-wave prospective community-based study.

  • The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam: Introduction.

  • Depression and cardiac mortality: Results from a community-based longitudinal study.

  • Cognitive impairment with chronic disease in depression and mortality - Reply.

  • Depression and medical illness in later life.

  • Anxiety and depression in later life: Co-occurrence and communality of risk factors.

  • Depressie in gerontologisch perspectief.

  • Kansen voor preventie: tien jaar onderzoek naar angst en depressie bij ouderen.

  • Gereformeerde depressie of depressies bij gereformeerden? Gegevens uit ouderenonderzoek.

  • Religious denonimation as a symptom-formation factor of depression in older Dutch citizens.

  • Predictors of change in anxiety symptoms of older persons: results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.

  • De lichamelijke gezondheid en angst van ouderen.

  • Depression and risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease: Results of two prospective community-based studies in The Netherlands.

  • Physical health and the onset and persistence of depression in older adults: An eight-wave prospective community based study.

  • Het onstaan en het beloop van depressie bij ouderen en de rol van lichamelijke gezondheid.

  • The effects of environmental context and personal resources on depressive symptomatology in older age: A test of the Lawton-model.

  • Consensus statement on depression in the elderly.

  • Changes in depression and physical decline in older adults: A longitudinal perspective.

  • Gevolgen van depressie voor het lichamelijk functioneren en sterfte van ouderen. Longitudinale resultaten van het LASA-onderzoek.

  • Sex-differences in late-life depression.

  • Comorbidity of the anxiety disorders in a community-based older population in The Netherlands.

  • The implication of selection bias in clinical studies of late life depression: An empirical approach.

  • Review of community prevalence of depression in later life.

  • Religious climate and geographical distribution of depressive symptoms in older Dutch citizens.

  • Depression in Europe: Geographical distribution among older people.

  • Cross-cultural comparison of depressive symptoms in Europe does not support stereotypes of ageing.

  • Consequences of anxiety in older persons: its effect on disability, well-being and use of health services.

  • The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D) in a mixed-mode repeated measurements design: sex and age effects in older adults.

  • Minor and major depression and the risk of death in older persons.

  • Development of the EURO-D scale: a European Union initiative to compare symptoms of depression in 14 European centres.

  • Depression symptoms in late life assessed using the EURO-D scale: Effect of age, gender and marital status in 14 European centres.

  • Sex differences in depression after widowhood: Do men suffer more?

  • Age, gender, level of education and functional limitation as determinants of change in cognitive functions.

  • Anxiety disorders in later life: A report from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.

  • Depression in survivors of stroke: A community-based study of prevalence, risk factors and consequences.

  • The epidemiology of depression in later life: a primary care perspective.

  • Consequences of Changes in Functioning.

  • Depressie in gerontologisch perspectief.

  • Scenario: Emotional functioning.

  • Depression in later life: Emergence and prognosis.

  • De gedifferentieerde relatie tussen religie en depressie. Een empirisch onderzoek onder ouderen.

  • Religious denomination and depression among older Dutch citizens: Patterns and models.

  • Gerotranscendence as a life cycle perspective: A first empirical approach among older adults in the Netherlands.

  • Religie en de verwerking van ouderdomsproblemen.

  • Integration: Summary and perspective.

  • Methods to assess physical ability: Which is best for monitoring change?

  • Scenario: Change in cognitive function.

  • Determinants of changes in societal participation.

  • Scenario: Social involvement and aging.

  • Scenario: course and consequences of chronic diseases.

  • Chronic diseases: incidence and influence on self-reported mobility limitations and mortality.

  • The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam: Introduction.

  • Data collection and fieldwork procedures.

  • Predictors of self-efficacy and mastery.

  • Sekseverschillen bij depressie bij ouderen.

  • Predictors of fractures.

  • Changes over time in the personal networks and health of older adults.

  • Criterion validity of the center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D): Results from a community-based sample of older subjects in the Netherlands (Brief communication).

  • Depressie bij ouderen in de Nederlandse bevolking: Een onderzoek naar de prevalentie en risicofactoren [The prevalence and risk factors associated with major and minor depression in later life].

  • Consequences of major and minor depression in later life: A study of disability, well-being and service utilization.

  • Depression and physical health in later life: Results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA).

  • Oorzaken en gevolgen van depressie bij ouderen.

  • Religious involvement and depression in older Dutch citizens.

  • Religiosity as a protective or prognostic factor of depression in later life: Results from a community survey in The Netherlands.

  • Geografische verschillen in depressieve klachten bij ouderen: verklaringen uit een bevolkingsstudie.

  • Angststoornissen bij ouderen: prevalentie en risicofactoren.

  • Blootstelling aan de hongerwinter 1944-45 en gezondheid op latere leeftijd.

  • De dwang van de analysemethode bij het gebruik van longitudinale gegevens: Het geval van gezondheid en depressie [The coercion of the analytical method in working with longitudinal data: The case of health and depression].

  • Depression in later life: Studies in the community.

  • De depressieve bejaarde.

  • Kerkelijke gezindte en depressieve symptomen bij ouderen [Religious denomination and depressive symptoms among elderly persons].

  • De samenhang van lichamelijke en psychische chronische aandoeningen met prestatie op tests van dagelijkse handelingen en mortaliteit [Association of chronic physical and mental conditions with physical test performance and mortality].

  • Psychological status among elderly people with chronic diseases: Does type of disease play a part?

  • The effects of interviewer and respondent characteristics on answer behaviour in survey research: A multilevel approach.

  • Time-, respondent- and interviewer-related causes of item-nonresponse on the CES-D depression scale: a multilevel model.

  • Personality: A moderator of the relation between cognitive functioning and depression in adults aged 55-85?

  • The association of physical health and depressive symptoms in the older population: Age and sex differences.

  • Het beloop van depressie bij ouderen [The course of depression in the elderly].

  • Major and minor depression in later life: A study of prevalence and risk factors.

  • Predicting the course of depression in the older population: Results from a community-based study in The Netherlands.

  • De effecten van interviewer- en respondentkenmerken op antwoordgedrag in survey-onderzoek: Een multi-level benadering [The effects of interviewer and respondent characteristics on response behaviour in survey research: A multilevel approach].

  • Latent constructs: An application of the random coefficient model for the detection of interviewer related error. In I. Partchev (Ed.),

  • Een screeningsinstrument voor depressie bij ouderen in de algemene bevolking: De bruikbaarheid van de Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) [Screening for depression in the elderly in the community: using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) in the Netherlands].

  • Depression.

  • Religiositeit en depressieve symptomen bij ouderen: Een studie bij ouderen in de bevolking van Sassenheim [Religiosity and depressive symptoms among elderly persons: A study among elder inhabitants of Sassenheim].

  • Depressie bij ouderen in de bevolking.

  • Depressie in oudere bevolking.