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Personalized psychiatry

The focus area ‘Personalized Psychiatry’ of the UMC Utrecht Brain Center aims to optimize individual treatment by integrating patient’s perspectives and knowledge with biological and psychological measures.

Poor outcome with current treatments

In the past decades, the outcomes of mental health treatments have shown limited improvement and the mental health services are at risk of becoming overburdened. Over a third of the patients continue to have poor mental health after treatment.

Achieving personalized treatment recommendations requires us to use biological, environmental, and psychological measures to arrive at a prediction of treatment response and recovery. To overcome the limitations of focusing on symptom reduction alone, we investigate ways to refine treatment outcomes that balance recovery, symptom reduction, and subjective well-being. Using our newly gained knowledge, we develop advanced diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment tools to improve mental health.

Research questions

In order to advance personalized psychiatry, we try to answer the following questions:

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Roger Adan

Full Professor