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  • 8 September 2014

    Cultural turnaround in alcohol use by Dutch youth

    Far fewer Dutch youth are now drinking alcohol at young ages. Smoking is also less popular, and almost no 14-year-olds can be found today who smoke tobacco daily. The decline in early adolescent substance use that emerged some time ago is still continuing.

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  • 3 September 2014

    Tackling antisocial behaviour reduces nightlife violence

    Firm action by staff in nightlife venues against antisocial behaviour could be an important means of curbing alcohol-related violence, a new international study has shown.

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  • 3 September 2014

    Rock and Water helps prevent sexually transgressive behaviour

    Research by Rutgers WPF, the knowledge centre for sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the Trimbos Institute has shown that the psychophysical resilience programme Rock and Water helps to boost self-confidence, curb impulsive behaviour and deter sexually transgressive behaviour in boys.

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  • 23 July 2014

    Filip Smit of the CMHEE: ‘Maximising health gains with the same budget’

    An interview with Filip Smit, co-founder of the Centre of Mental Health and Economic Evaluation (CMHEE), senior researcher at the Trimbos Institute and Professor of Public Mental Health at the VU University in Amsterdam. He reflects on the initial years of the CMHEE and looks ahead to the future. What do Filip Smit – and the CMHEE team led by the mathematical economist Joran Lokkerbol – hope to achieve by 2020?

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  • 30 June 2014

    Quality improvement in guideline development through international collaboration

    In close collaboration with a partner organisation in England and Wales, the Trimbos Institute has taken some major steps towards improving the quality of guideline development. One such improvement was to devise more efficient methods of evaluating and summarising international literature.

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  • 10 June 2014

    Symptoms of youth depression alleviated by online chat therapy

    The provision of chat treatment to young people on a Dutch website called PratenOnline (Talking Online) has been found to be effective in reducing depressive symptoms. That was one finding in recent research by the Trimbos Institute reported in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

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  • 28 May 2014

    Trimbos Institute Annual Report 2013

    The 2013 Annual Report of the Trimbos Institute has been published. Heads of programmes and other researchers review major developments and accomplishments in the year 2013, and they also look ahead to the future.

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  • 26 May 2014

    Trends in European drug use: Observations from the Trimbos Institute and Dutch justice ministry

    In May, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) published its European Drug Report 2014: Trends and Developments. In their commentary on the report, Margriet van Laar, head of the Trimbos Drug Monitoring programme and the Dutch Reitox Focal Point, and Marianne van Ooyen-Houben, researcher at the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice and project leader of the National Drug Monitor, have analysed the report’s findings with a view to the Dutch situation.

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  • 21 May 2014

    European conference on Social Inclusion by Maximum Participation

    How can we narrow the gap between socially vulnerable people and the labour market? That will be the prime focus of a European conference entitled Social Inclusion by Maximum Participation, to be held in The Hague on 24 and 25 September 2014.

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  • 15 May 2014

    PhD study shows effectiveness of Master Your Mood

    On 27 May, the Trimbos Institute researcher Rianne van der Zanden was awarded her doctoral degree at the VU University in Amsterdam for her research on the Dutch mental health intervention Master Your Mood (Grip Op Je Dip), the first-ever online group course designed for young people with depression.

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Latest update: 08-07-2013