Treatment - scientifically proven effective

The Trimbos Institute develops new guidelines, protocols and interventions in the field of diagnostics and treatment of mental health disorders and conducts research into the (cost) efficiency of diagnostics and treatment of mental health disorders.

Projects and other activities:
GGZ (Mental Health Care) Guidelines
Guidelines for several mental disorders. Important tool for making the right diagnosis and choosing the best form of treatment.
Breakthrough Projects
Method for letting professional carers work with the guidelines, implementing new procedures, and improving care.
Depression Initiative
National programme with 30 mental health care institutes, 80 general practitioners' practices, the VU University Medical Center (VUmc), the EMGO institute and the iMTA dedicating themselves to better treatments for depression, led by the Trimbos Institute.
Global Diabetes and Depression Dialogue
Worldwide project in cooperation with the World Psychiatric Association focusing on research of people with diabetes and depression.

Ten years of GGz guidelines
Multidisciplinary mental health care guidelines are published for:
• anxiety disorders
• depression
• schizophrenia
• ADHD in children
• eating disorders
• somatophorm complaints and disorders
• personality disorders
• problem use of alcohol
• domestic violence
• suicidal behavior
• early psychosocial interventions following disasters, terrorism and other traumatic events

Additional guidelines for youth and older people have been achieved.

Latest update: 18-01-2013