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Large increase in loneliness but small decrease in mental health problems after the COVID-19 outbreak11th January 2021
Emotional loneliness among Dutch adults increased in the summer of 2020, compared to loneliness in November 2019 (from 18% to 25%). Among adults who were lonely after the COVID-19 outbreak but not lonely before the outbreak, the prevalence of mild to severe anxiety and depression symptoms also increased (from 18% versus 26%).
Partnership project ‘Follow the Dot to Beat your Anxiety’ starts December 1st30th November 2020
With the support of a Public-Private Partnership grant of Health~Holland, Topsector Life Sciences & Health, Janniek de Jong is starting a research project into the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in the treatment of children and adolescents with post-traumatic stress symptoms on December 1st, 2020.
One third of cancer patients received different care in first corona weeks26th November 2020
One in three patients experienced changes in cancer care in the first four to six weeks of the COVID-19 crisis. For instance, treatments and follow-ups were postponed or canceled or in-person visits were replaced by telephone or video calls.
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CoRPS (Center of Research on Psychological and Somatic disorders) is one of the Centers of Excellence at Tilburg University (TiU) and promotes and executes interdisciplinary research on the interface of medicine and psychology in the context of social processes relevant to health and disease.
Tranzo is the scientific center for care and wellbeing of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Tilburg University. Tranzo wants to build a bridge between science and practice in the area of care and wellbeing. The objective is to promote an evidence-based approach by working in co-creation with practitioners to develop and exchange knowledge.
In the GO-LAB we study the interrelations between emotions, behavior, and physiology, in the context of individual differences relevant to health and disease.
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