Brenda Penninx: Depression, psyche or soma

Brenda Penninx: Depression, psyche or soma

Research on the development of depression and anxiety disorders

One in five Dutch people is occasionally depressed. Depression is both psychologically and physically dangerous to your health. The World Health Organization predicts depression will be the most common disease by 2030. Brenda Penninx, professor of psychiatric epidemiology at VU University, follows 3000 patients and healthy subjects to catalogue the development of depression and anxiety disorders.