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Prof. dr. H.J.C. van Marle heeft een prestigieuze prijs uitgereikt gekregen van de International Academy of Law and Mental Health

Posted by Admin on July 2022

Prof. dr. H.J.C. van Marle

De IALMH heeft als basis de Université Philippe Pinel en is tweetalig (Engels en Frans) en internationaal in zijn bestuur en wetenschappelijke commissies. Meer informatie ialmh.org IALMH



Het officiële statement van de IALMH is het volgende:

The International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH) is founded on the belief that issues arising from the interaction of law and mental health can be best addressed through multidisciplinary and cross-national approaches, drawing on law, the health professions, the social sciences, and the humanities.

Every two years, the IALMH holds an International Congress on Law and Mental Health, bringing together the international community of researchers, academics, practitioners and professionals in the field, whose wide-ranging perspective provide for a comprehensive look at important law and mental health issues.

Be it recognized that the Boards of Directors of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health Montreal and the Académie Internationale d’Éthique, Médecine et Politique Publique Paris have presented the Prix Philippe Pinel to Professor Hjalmar van Marle at the Université de Lyon on the 3rd of July 2022.

Hjalmar van Marle, born on the 19th of September 1950 at Zwolle, the Netherlands, pursued his early education in Holland before receiving his advanced degrees in the city of Groningen, becoming Doctor of Medicine in 1974. From that period it is noted that he developed an outstanding career as a specialist in the domains of psychoanalysis, court room expertise, and specialities both in civil and administrative law before the courts of the Netherlands. In the clinical sphere he distinguished himself in the major clinics of his country, among them as Medical Superintendant and Head of TBS-clinics in the Doctor S. Van Mesdagkliniek, the Pieter Baan Centrum, and Advisor to the Doctor H. van der Hoevenklininiek and the W. Pompekliniek. He was appointed Professor of Forensic Psychiatry in the Catholic University of Nijmegen and concurrently was a Psychiatric Advisor to the Ministry of Justice of his country. Following this period he was honoured as Chairman of the National Research Program in his specialty at the Centre of Expertise on Forensic Psychiatry in Utrecht. In 2003 he was elevated to the position of Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the Erasmus University Medical Center and School of Law in Rotterdam. Until his retirement in 2016 he held a position as Chair of the International Scientific Committee in the Netherland’s leading centre on Forensic Psychiatric expertise.

Admired as an author in the field of Forensic Psychiatry, he also served for decades as Editor of journals and books in the fields of offender therapy and comparative criminology.

There are numerous international associations where he was elected with honour, including as President of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health and as Chair of numerous Congresses within Holland and globally.

In the private sphere he has been a formidable presence in the social life of the Rotary and De Witte Clubs in Scheveningen and the Hague.

Professor van Marle has retired to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence where the vino veritas has provided a reflective and productive life for his creative pursuits, including as an Advisor to television crime series in his native country.

- George Woods, President, IALMH
- Christian Hervé, Co-President, IAMEPH
- David Weisstub, Honorary Life President, IALMH

Mannen met trauma of depressie na bevalling krijgen te weinig aandacht: 'De bedrijfsarts lachte me uit'

Posted by Admin on June 2022

Ook mannen kunnen een depressie krijgen na de bevalling van hun partner. Bron: Josh Willink via Pexels

Veel moeders worstelen met geestelijke gezondheidsproblemen na de geboorte van hun kind. Maar ook vaders ervaren postnatale depressie of bevallingstrauma. 5 tot 10 procent van de jonge vaders krijgt hier last van, maar krijgt zelden de juiste hulp.

Dat je als man na de geboorte van je kind een postnatale depressie kunt krijgen, daar hadden deze vaders nog nooit van gehoord. Totdat het ze overkwam.

Psychiater Mijke Lambregtse-van den Berg van Erasmus MC, en oprichter van het Landelijk Kenniscentrum voor Psychiatrie en Zwangerschap, ziet vaker dat mannen onterecht niet serieus genomen worden.

Bekijk de tv-reportage (EenVandaag-Avro/Tros) over dit onderwerp.

3D MICrobrains maken medicijntesten in humane hersencellen mogelijk

Posted by Admin on December 2021

opgekweekte hersenorganoïde, 3D MICrobrains Een opgekweekte hersenorganoïde: in lichtblauw de neuronen en in rood de microglia. Beeld: Mark van der Kroeg en Sakshi Bansal

Neurobiologen Femke de Vrij en Steven Kushner hebben 1 miljoen euro subsidie gekregen voor de ontwikkeling van doelmatige humane hersenorganoïden. Met het geld gaan ze de komende 5 jaar humane 3D MICrobrains ontwikkelen én wetenschappelijk aantonen dat er betrouwbare medicijntests op kunnen worden uitgevoerd.

De medicijnwaakhonden FDA (Verenigde Staten) en EMA (Europa) eisen vrijwel altijd eerst resultaten van proefdieronderzoek voordat een nieuw geneesmiddel bij mensen mag worden getest. Diermodellen zijn echter niet altijd voldoende voorspellend voor de fysiologie van de mens. De hersenorganoïden hebben de potentie om een betrouwbaar en beter voorspellend alternatief te worden voor proefdieronderzoek naar nieuwe medicatie voor neurologische en psychiatrische ziekten.

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Wetenschappelijk onderzoek, Afdeling Psychiatrie, Erasmus MC

Posted by Admin on November 2021

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Het wetenschappelijk onderzoek van de afdeling Psychiatrie bestaat uit toegepast onderzoek en translationeel onderzoek naar psychotische- en stemmingsstoornissen.

Het toegepaste onderzoek beoogt concrete antwoorden te geven op vragen over ... picture_as_pdf Lees meer

'Making big data meaningful for a promising start in the first 1000 days of life'.

Posted by Admin on July 2021

stem cell research

Mijke Lambregtse-van den Berg is one of the work package leaders of a consortium led by Tanja Houweling from Public Health that has been awarded 1,3M euro from the NWO research agenda ‘Promising start for children with the help of big data.

All children deserve a promising start. Most children are doing fine. But some need extra support, because of problems during pregnancy, or because they grow up in disadvantaged circumstances, e.g. due to poverty or parental addiction or mental health problems. In this multidisciplinary project, we study how relevant datasets, among others of Statistics Netherlands, can be used to support these children and (expectant) parents. By ensuring more timely referral to services that meet their needs. And by tailoring municipal polities to the needs of vulnerable children and (expectant) parents. We collaborate with parents, practitioners and municipalities to ensure our research meets their priorities. This collaborative project includes partners from the Department of Public Health (Erasmus MC), the Departments of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology (Erasmus MC), the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, the City of Rotterdam, and a broad range of societal partners.

Mijke will lead the work package that focusses on consultation and participation of involved families, practitioners and policy makers to ensure the project meets their needs and concerns. In this work package also prognostic models from other work packages will be used to develop and test a dynamic tool for identification that can be integrated in existing online screening tools and digital personal health environments to guide (expectant) parents and their towards tailored interventions.

Major ZonMw investment for stem cell research into neuropsychiatric disorders.

Posted by Admin on July 2021

stem cell research

The Departments of Psychiatry and Clinical Genetics at Erasmus MC lead a consortium project recently funded by ZonMw's PSIDER program using human pluripotent stem cells to develop an innovative platform of therapeutic discovery for hereditary neurodevelopmental disorders.

Steven Kushner of the Department of Psychiatry and Ype Elgersma of the Department of Clinical Genetics, lead the project Towards a human iPSC neuronal platform for neurodevelopmental disorder therapeutic discovery, which was awarded 4 million euros. Femke de Vrij (Psychiatry) and Marjon van Slegtenhorst (Clinical Genetics) of Erasmus MC also participate in the consortium.

The project will identify patients who have a severe cognitive developmental disorder due to a genetic mutation. If the mutation is suitable for correction with so-called antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) therapy, stem cells are generated from blood cells of the patient. These stem cells will be differentiated into brain cells, on which the mutation-specific ASO will be tested for therapeutic rescue of disease-associated molecular and cellular phenotypes. The researchers expect this research to be the prelude to routinely developing personalized therapies for a large group of rare neuropsychiatric disorders that are currently untreatable.

The ZonMw program Pluripotent Stem cells for Inherited Diseases and Embryonic Research (PSIDER) is intended for biomedical research with induced pluripotent stem cells. Within the program, ethical, legal and social issues are a strong focus
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