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On emotions and well-being: how nuts are the Dutch?

From Sunday, October 25 to Tuesday, October 27th, the sixth international conference on emotions, well-being and health - Emotions 2015 - takes place at Tilburg University. On Sunday, October 25th, professor Peter de Jonge gives a public lecture in the Auditorium about emotions and wellbeing.

Program Information
Date October 25, 2015
Time 20:00- 21:00 hrs (drinks afterwards)
Location Auditorium
Entry free
Speakers Peter de Jonge, Professor Psychiatric Epidemiology (University Medical Center Groningen)
Contact person Luc Jeurissen
Language English

Public Lecture

Current treatments for emotional disorders are not as effective as we had hoped, which may be due to the inadequate conceptualization of those disorders. We went back to the drawing table and evaluated whether improvements can be made regarding the way we conceptualize emotional disorders. In this talk I will discuss some of our recent findings regarding conceptual difficulties in the DSM approach to emotional disorders, the overlap between depression and anxiety and the neglect of positive affect. I will conclude with discussing possibilities in personalizing care for emotional disorders, and a new approach to psychodiagnosis.

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When: 25 October 2015 16:00

End date: 25 October 2015 17:00