Compulsive disorders, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Autonomy

Research interests

I have a strong research focus on compulsive disorders, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). My primary motivation lies in understanding the challenges associated with stopping behaviors that we consciously wish to avoid. While my earlier research primarily delved into the biological and mechanistic aspects of these conditions, my recent endeavors have expanded into qualitative and clinically applied projects. This shift in focus aims to directly influence treatment approaches, especially in the realm of psychotherapy.

Moreover, my current research endeavors are aligned with a project that explores the significance of autonomy within the field of psychiatry. I am particularly interested in investigating how autonomy can be enhanced in patients, with the ultimate goal of improving their overall well-being. By bridging the gap between theoretical understanding and practical application, I strive to contribute to the development of more effective and patient-centered therapeutic interventions.

Research output

  1. Deep brain stimulation in addiction: a review of potential brain targets

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Defining Compulsive Behavior

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Psychiatrische stoornissen zijn geen hersenstoornissen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  4. Is deep brain stimulation a treatment option for addiction?

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademicpeer-review

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