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Prof. dr. Andrea Evers about the placebo-effect in (Dutch) TV program ‘Zorg.nu’. Prof. dr. Andrea Evers and two of her PhD students, Judith Tekampe en Lemmy Schakel, were part of the (Dutch) TV program Zorg.Nu about the role of placebo-effects in healthcare.
NWO grant for Andrea Evers and Jelle van Leusden Prof. dr. Andrea Evers has received an NWO research talent grant with Jelle van Leusden as the PhD candidate. This grant enables them to start a research project to examine whether the circadian rhythm can be conditioned during sleep.
Expectations can relieve pain Interventions that induce expectations can be effective for relieving patients’ pain. This finding is promising for optimising the effectiveness of treatments, conclude Kaya Peerdeman and colleagues in their recently published meta-analysis.
Sylvia van Beugen wins Herman Musaph Literature award Sylvia van Beugen, PhD candidate at Andrea Evers’ research group at the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit of Leiden University, has won the Herman Musaph Literature award 2016 for the best publication about psychodermatology.
The research group of Andrea Evers Psychoneurobiology of Health and Disease
The research group of Andrea Evers is based at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology unit of Leiden University. We study the role of psychoneurobiological factors in health, stress, and a wide range of chronic somatic symptoms and conditions, including mechanism-oriented fundamental lab research and applied translational intervention research.
We work in an interdisciplinary setting, collaborating with clinical and research departments within and outside of Leiden University and the Leiden University Medical Center.
Our aim is to gain insight into the psychoneurobiology of health, stress, and chronic conditions. In addition, we develop and examine ways to optimise human potential and health care for both patients and health care professionals.
In our lab research, we apply multiple psychoneurobiological techniques (e.g., questionnaires, experimental tests, EEG, autonomic, neuroendocrine, and immune assessments) in combination with sophisticated behavioural and physical paradigms (e.g., Quantitative Sensory Testing, conditioning). In addition, we work truly interdisciplinary in optimising health care by combining insights from different disciplines such as psychology, medicine, biology, genetics, and communication. We use these insights to develop and implement disease-generic personalised psychological or psychobiological interventions for patients with all chronic somatic complaints and conditions, for example by means of e-health.
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