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  • 25 February 2014

    Over 500 abstracts for European Positive Psychology Conference

    More than 500 abstracts have already been submitted for the 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology, to convene in Amsterdam from 1 to 4 July. Many of those researchers will give presentations during the four-day meeting.

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  • 11 February 2014

    Adolescent daily smoking rates decline

    The percentages of daily tobacco smokers among Dutch young people 10 to 19 years of age sank from 11% to 9% from 2012 to 2013. Daily smoking was still most prevalent (at 12%) amongst pupils at basic-level vocational schools (VMBO-b), as compared to 3% in university-preparatory streams (VWO).

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  • 2 February 2014

    Indicators uncovered for repeated domestic violence

    Is it possible to predict which families run a greater risk that earlier incidents of domestic violence will repeat themselves? If so, how can we use that information to protect children from further exposure to violence?

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  • 16 January 2014

    New head of Trimbos Institute announces his ambitions

    In January, Rutger Engels took up his appointment as chair of the Trimbos Institute’s Board of Directors. What plans does he have, what goals has he set? Engels’s foremost aspiration is to see the results of systematic research find application in mental health practice.

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  • 16 January 2014

    Drop in the number of problem opioid users

    The number of problem opioid users in the Netherlands decreased by an estimated 21% from 2008-2009 to 2012. The decline coincided with a similar drop of 24% in the numbers of opioid clients making use of Dutch addiction services.

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  • 15 January 2014

    Adult ADHD equal in severity to anxiety and substance use disorders

    In more than two thirds of adults that report having had ADHD as children, the disorder persists into adulthood. People with adult ADHD experience serious consequences in terms of their personal functioning and their rates of service utilisation. These data have emerged from the Dutch mental health population study NEMESIS-2.

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  • 23 December 2013

    Completion of pilot project Well-Being on Prescription

    A project called Welzijn op recept (‘well-being on prescription’) has been completed in the town of Nieuwegein. Nieuwegein was the first Dutch community where health and welfare services gave concrete form to this concept.

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  • 12 December 2013

    Inaugural lecture by Professor Jan Walburg: 'Learning and working with passion and pleasure'

    Our social, emotional and cognitive skills are society’s capital. The country that invests the most in the learning abilities of its young people, the country that is most innovative, that deals with problems the most creatively, will excel in fierce global competition. But are we handling this productive capacity with sufficient care?

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  • 12 December 2013

    Worldwide study on ADHD and addiction

    An independent research network known as the International Collaboration on ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA) has completed and published its first studies.

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  • 12 December 2013

    Rutger Engels to lead Trimbos Institute

    Professor Rutger Engels, 45, from Radboud University in Nijmegen has been named chair of the Trimbos Institute’s Board of Directors as from 1 January 2014. He succeeds Jan Walburg, who has held the post since 2003 and was appointed Professor of Positive Psychology at the University of Twente.

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Latest update: 08-07-2013