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Drs. S.B.J. Koch

Position: PhD student
Main activities: Research
Specialisation: Cognitive Neuroscience, Oxytocin, PTSD
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Focus of research:

 I am a PhD student at the department of Psychiatry, in the research group of prof. Miranda Olff. I am working on several studies about the effects of oxytocin prevention and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. More specifically, we are conducting an fMRI study on the acute effects of intranasal oxytocin on reward and emotional processes in male and female PTSD patients and healthy participants. In addition, I am involved in a RCT on the use of oxytocin in the prevention of PTSD symptoms in acutely traumatized subjects.

AMC themes: Neurological & Psychiatric Disorders
Departments: Psychiatry: Adult Psychiatry
Koch SBJ, van Zuiden M, Nawijn L, Frijling JL, Veltman DJ, Olff M, Decreased uncinate fasciculus tract integrity in male and female patients with PTSD: a diffusion tensor imaging study. J PSYCHIATR NEUROSCI 2017;42 (5):331-342 [PubMed]
Nawijn L, van Zuiden M, Koch SBJ, Frijling JL, Veltman DJ, Olff M, Intranasal oxytocin increases neural responses to social reward in post-traumatic stress disorder. SOC COGN AFFECT NEUR 2017;12 (2):212-223 [PubMed]
van Zuiden M, Frijling JL, Nawijn L, Koch SBJ, Goslings JC, Luitse JS, Biesheuvel TH, Honig A, Veltman DJ, Olff M, Intranasal Oxytocin to Prevent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Emergency Department Patients. BIOL PSYCHIAT 2017;81 (12):1030-1040 [PubMed]
Frijling JL, van Zuiden M, Koch SBJ, Nawijn L, Veltman DJ, Olff M, Effects of intranasal oxytocin on amygdala reactivity to emotional faces in recently trauma-exposed individuals. SOC COGN AFFECT NEUR 2016;11 (2):327-336 [PubMed]
Frijling JL, van Zuiden M, Koch SBJ, Nawijn L, Veltman DJ, Olff M, Intranasal Oxytocin Affects Amygdala Functional Connectivity after Trauma Script-Driven Imagery in Distressed Recently Trauma-Exposed Individuals. NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOL 2016;41 (5):1286-1296 [PubMed]
Koch SBJ. Boosting oxytocin after trauma: Effects of oxytocin on fear neurocircuitry in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. S.l.: s.n.; 2016. 231p. ISBN 978-94-6169-922-0 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Olff M, Veltman DJ; copromotor(s): van Zuiden M)
Koch SBJ, van Zuiden M, Nawijn L, Frijling JL, Veltman DJ, Olff M, ABERRANT RESTING-STATE BRAIN ACTIVITY IN POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER: A META-ANALYSIS AND SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. DEPRESS ANXIETY 2016;33 (7):592-605 [PubMed]
Koch SBJ, van Zuiden M, Nawijn L, Frijling JL, Veltman DJ, Olff M, Intranasal Oxytocin Normalizes Amygdala Functional Connectivity in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOL 2016;41 (8):2041-2051 [PubMed]
Koch SB, van Zuiden M, Nawijn L, Frijling JL, Veltman DJ, Olff M, Intranasal Oxytocin Administration Dampens Amygdala Reactivity towards Emotional Faces in Male and Female PTSD Patients. NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOL 2016;41 (6):1495-1504 [PubMed]
Nawijn L, van Zuiden M, Koch SBJ, Frijling JL, Veltman DJ, Olff M, Intranasal oxytocin enhances neural processing of monetary reward and loss in post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatized controls. PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINO 2016;66:228-237 [PubMed]
Nawijn L, van Zuiden M, Frijling JL, Koch SBJ, Veltman DJ, Olff M, Reward functioning in PTSD: a systematic review exploring the mechanisms underlying anhedonia. NEUROSCI BIOBEHAV R 2015;51:189-204 [PubMed]
Olff M, van Zuiden M, Koch SBJ, Nawijn L, Frijling JL, Veltman DJ, Intranasal oxytocin: miracle cure after trauma?. EUR J PSYCHOTRAUMATO 2015;6 (1):27631
Farrell MJ, Koch S, Ando A, Cole LJ, Egan GF, Mazzone SB, Functionally connected brain regions in the network activated during capsaicin inhalation. HUM BRAIN MAPP 2014;35 (11):5341-5355 [PubMed]
Frijling JL, van Zuiden M, Koch SBJ, Nawijn L, Goslings JC, Luitse JS, Biesheuvel TH, Honig A, Bakker FC, Denys D, Veltman DJ, Olff M, Efficacy of oxytocin administration early after psychotrauma in preventing the development of PTSD: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC PSYCHIATRY 2014;14 (1):92 [PubMed]
Koch SBJ, van Zuiden M, Nawijn L, Frijling JL, Veltman DJ, Olff M, Intranasal oxytocin as strategy for medication-enhanced psychotherapy of PTSD: salience processing and fear inhibition processes. PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINO 2014;40:242-256 [PubMed]
Olff M, Koch SBJ, Nawijn L, Frijling JL, van Zuiden M, Veltman DJ, Social support, oxytocin, and PTSD. EUR J PSYCHOTRAUMATO 2014;5 (1):26513 [PubMed]
Frijling JL, van Zuiden M, Koch S, Nawijn L, Veltman D, Olff M. Promoting resilience after trauma: clinical applications of intranasal oxytocin and affiliation development in preventing PTSD in: Kent M, Davis M C., Reich J W., editors. Handbook of Resilience: Approaches to Stress and Trauma. New York: Routledge; 2013., p. 299
Volman I, Roelofs K, Koch S, Verhagen L, Toni I, Anterior prefrontal cortex inhibition impairs control over social emotional actions. CURR BIOL 2011;21 (20):1766-1770 [PubMed]
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Curriculum Vitae

 2011 - present PhD-student
Department of Psychiatry - Academic Medical Centre
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Supervisors: Miranda Olff, PhD, Dick J. Veltman, PhD and M. van Zuiden, PhD.

2008 – 2010 Research Master Cognitive Neuroscience
Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Graded ‘Cum Laude’

2005 – 2008 Bachelor Psychology and Health
University of Tilburg, the Netherlands
Graded ‘Cum Laude'

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