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Prof. dr. B.P.R. Gersons

Position: Professor
Main activities: Patient care, Research, Teaching
Specialisation: psychiatry and psychotraumatology
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Focus of research:

Trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, treatment, disaster

AMC themes: Neurological & Psychiatric Disorders, Public Health & Epidemiology
Departments: Psychiatry: Adult Psychiatry
van der Meer CAI, Bakker A, Smit AS, van Buschbach S, den Dekker M, Westerveld GJ, Hutter RC, Gersons BPR, Olff M, Gender and Age Differences in Trauma and PTSD Among Dutch Treatment-Seeking Police Officers. J NERV MENT DIS 2017;205 (2):87-92 [PubMed]
Kazlauskas E, Javakhishvilli J, Meewisse M, Merecz-Kot D, Şar V, Schäfer I, Schnyder U, Gersons BPR, Trauma treatment across Europe: where do we stand now from a perspective of seven countries. EUR J PSYCHOTRAUMATO 2016;7:29450 [PubMed]
Schnyder U, Ehlers A, Elbert T, Foa EB, Gersons BPR, Resick PA, Shapiro F, Cloitre M, Traumatherapien: Was haben sie gemeinsam?. PRAXIS (BERN 1994) 2016;105 (7):383-387 [PubMed]
Thormar SB, Sijbrandij M, Gersons BPR, van de Schoot R, Juen B, Karlsson T, Olff M, PTSD Symptom Trajectories in Disaster Volunteers: The Role of Self-Efficacy, Social Acknowledgement, and Tasks Carried Out. J TRAUMA STRESS 2016;29 (1):17-25 [PubMed]
Gersons B, Lindauer R, Olff M. Stress disorders [Stressstoornissen] in: Hengeveld MW, van Balkom AJLM, editors. Leerboek psychiatrie (2e dr.). Utrecht: De Tijdstroom; 2009., p. 355-364
Gersons BPR, Meewisse ML, Nijdam MJ. Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD in: Schnyder U, Cloitre M, editors. Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Psychological Disorders : A Practical Guide for Clinicians. New York: Springer; 2015., p. 255-276
Mouthaan J, Sijbrandij M, Reitsma JB, Luitse JSK, Goslings JC, Gersons BPR, Olff M, The role of early pharmacotherapy in the development of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms after traumatic injury: an observational cohort study in consecutive patients. GEN HOSP PSYCHIAT 2015;37 (3):230-235 [PubMed]
Nijdam MJ, de Vries GJ, Gersons BPR, Olff M, Response to psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of pretreatment verbal memory performance. J CLIN PSYCHIAT 2015;76 (8):e1023-e1028 [PubMed]
Nijdam MJ, van Amsterdam JGC, Gersons BPR, Olff M, Dexamethasone-suppressed cortisol awakening response predicts treatment outcome in posttraumatic stress disorder. J AFFECT DISORDERS 2015;184:205-208 [PubMed]
Schnyder U, Ehlers A, Elbert T, Foa EB, Gersons BPR, Resick PA, Shapiro F, Cloitre M, Psychotherapies for PTSD: what do they have in common?. EUR J PSYCHOTRAUMATO 2015;6:28186 [PubMed]
Smid GE, Kleber RJ, de la Rie SM, Bos JBA, Gersons BPR, Boelen PA, Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for Traumatic Grief (BEP-TG): toward integrated treatment of symptoms related to traumatic loss. EUR J PSYCHOTRAUMATO 2015;6:27324 [PubMed]
þormar SB. Volunteering in the aftermath of disasters: Psychopathology and volunteer management. S.l.: s.n.; 2015. 281p. ISBN 9789462596696 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Gersons BPR, Olff M; copromotor(s): Karlsson T)
Mouthaan J. Injured body, injured soul? Predicting and preventing posttraumatic stress disorder after injury. S.l.: s.n.; 2014. 190p. ISBN 9789090286716 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Olff M, Gersons BPR; copromotor(s): Sijbrandij M)
Mouthaan J, Sijbrandij M, Luitse JSK, Goslings JC, Gersons BPR, Olff M, The role of acute cortisol and DHEAS in predicting acute and chronic PTSD symptoms. PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINO 2014;45:179-186 [PubMed]
Mouthaan J, Sijbrandij M, Reitsma JB, Gersons BPR, Olff M, Comparing screening instruments to predict posttraumatic stress disorder. PLOS ONE 2014;9 (5):e97183 [PubMed]
Thormar SB, Gersons BPR, Juen B, Djakababa MN, Karlsson T, Olff M, The impact of disaster work on community volunteers: The role of peri-traumatic distress, level of personal affectedness, sleep quality and resource loss, on post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and subjective health. J ANXIETY DISORD 2014;28 (8):971-977 [PubMed]
Gersons BPR, ESTSS and ISTSS: "heterozygous twins". EUR J PSYCHOTRAUMATO 2013;4:21307 [PubMed]
Gersons BPR, Schnyder U, Learning from traumatic experiences with brief eclectic psychotherapy for PTSD. EUR J PSYCHOTRAUMATO 2013;4:21369 [PubMed]
Mouthaan J, Sijbrandij M, de Vries GJ, Reitsma JB, van de Schoot R, Goslings JC, Luitse JSK, Bakker FC, Gersons BPR, Olff M, Internet-Based Early Intervention to Prevent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Injury Patients: Randomized Controlled Trial. J MED INTERNET RES 2013;15 (8):e165 [PubMed]
Nijdam MJ. Memory traces of trrauma: neurocognitive aspects of and therapeutic approaches for posttraumatic stress disorder. s.l.: s.n.; 2013. 202p. ISBN 9789088916687 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Olff M, Gersons BPR; copromotor(s): )
Nijdam MJ, Baas MAM, Olff M, Gersons BPR, Hotspots in trauma memories and their relationship to successful trauma-focused psychotherapy: a pilot study. J TRAUMA STRESS 2013;26 (1):38-44 [PubMed]
Nijdam MJ, Gersons BPR, Olff M, The role of major depression in neurocognitive functioning in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. EUR J PSYCHOTRAUMATO 2013;4:19979 [PubMed]
Scholte WF. Mental health in war-affected populations. s.l.: s.n.; 2013. 179p. [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Gersons BPR, Olff M; copromotor(s): )
Sijbrandij M, Engelhard IM, de Vries GJ, Luitse JSK, Carlier IVE, Gersons BPR, Olff M, The role of injury and trauma-related variables in the onset and course of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. J CLIN PSYCHOL MED S 2013;20 (4):449-455 [PubMed]
Thormar SB, Gersons BPR, Juen B, Djakababa MN, Karlsson T, Olff M, Organizational factors and mental health in community volunteers. The role of exposure, preparation, training, tasks assigned, and support. ANXIETY STRESS COPIN 2013;26 (6):624-642 [PubMed]
Gersons BPR, Nijdam MJ, Meewisse ML. Beknopte Eclectische Psychotherapie voor PTSS (BEPP) in: Vermetten E, Kleber RJ, van der Hart O, editors. Handboek Posttraumatische Stressstoornissen. Utrecht: De Tijdstroom; 2012., p. -
Nijdam MJ, Gersons BPR, Reitsma JB, de Jongh A, Olff M, Brief eclectic psychotherapy v. eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder: randomised controlled trial. BRIT J PSYCHIAT 2012;200 (3):224-231 [PubMed]
Sijbrandij M, Engelhard IM, Opmeer BC, van de Schoot R, Carlier IVE, Gersons BPR, Olff M, The structure of peritraumatic dissociation: A cross validation in clinical and nonclinical samples. J TRAUMA STRESS 2012;25 (4):475-479 [PubMed]
Smid GE, van der Velden PG, Gersons BPR, Kleber RJ, Late-Onset Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following a Disaster: A Longitudinal Study. PSYCHOL TRAUMA-US 2012;4 (3):312-322
Smid GE, van der Velden PG, Lensvelt-Mulders GJLM, Knipscheer JW, Gersons BPR, Kleber RJ, Stress sensitization following a disaster: a prospective study. PSYCHOL MED 2012;42 (8):1675-1686 [PubMed]
Drogendijk AN, van der Velden PG, Gersons BPR, Kleber RJ, Lack of perceived social support among immigrants after a disaster: comparative study. BRIT J PSYCHIAT 2011;198 (4):317-322 [PubMed]
Meewisse ML. Sequelae of traumatic stress : psychopathology, cortisol, and attentional function in the aftermath of a disaster. S.l.: s.n.; 2011. 177p. ISBN 9789088912832 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Gersons BPR, Kleber RJ; copromotor(s): Olff M)
Meewisse ML, Olff M, Kleber R, Kitchiner NJ, Gersons BPR, The course of mental health disorders after a disaster: predictors and comorbidity. J TRAUMA STRESS 2011;24 (4):405-413 [PubMed]
Mouthaan J, Sijbrandij M, Reitsma JB, Gersons BPR, Olff M, Internet-based prevention of posttraumatic stress symptoms in injured trauma patients: design of a randomized controlled trial. EUR J PSYCHOTRAUMATO 2011;2:8294 [PubMed]
Smid GE, Lensvelt-Mulders GJLM, Knipscheer JW, Gersons BPR, Kleber RJ, Late-Onset PTSD in Unaccompanied Refugee Minors: Exploring the Predictive Utility of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms. J CLIN CHILD ADOLESC 2011;40 (5):742-755 [PubMed]
Nijdam MJ, Gersons BPR, Olff M, Dutch politicians' coping with terrorist threat. BRIT J PSYCHIAT 2010;197 (4):328-329 [PubMed]
Thormar SB, Gersons BPR, Juen B, Marschang A, Djakababa MN, Olff M, The Mental Health Impact of Volunteering in a Disaster Setting A Review. J NERV MENT DIS 2010;198 (8):529-538 [PubMed]
Olff M, Sijbrandij M, Opmeer BC, Carlier IVE, Gersons BPR, The structure of acute posttraumatic stress symptoms: 'Reexperiencing', 'Active avoidance', 'Dysphoria', and 'Hyperarousal'. J ANXIETY DISORD 2009;23 (5):656-659 [PubMed]
Smid GE, Mooren TTM, van der Mast RC, Gersons BPR, Kleber RJ, Delayed Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Meta-Regression Analysis of Prospective Studies. J CLIN PSYCHIAT 2009;70 (11):1572-1582 [PubMed]
Lindauer RJL, Booij J, Habraken JBA, van Meijel EPM, Uylings HBM, Olff M, Carlier IVE, den Heeten GJ, van Eck-Smit BLF, Gersons BPR, Effects of psychotherapy on regional cerebral blood flow during trauma imagery in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder: a randomized clinical trial. PSYCHOL MED 2008;38 (4):543-554 [PubMed]
Olff M, Langeland W, Gersons BPR. The Psychobiology of PTSD: Coping with Trauma in: Vermeiren RRJM, Verheij F, Rinne-Albers MAW, editors. Het grensvlak tussen kinder- en jeugdpsychiatrie en volwassenpsychiatrie. S.l.: Boerhave Commissie; 2008., p. 185-205
Sijbrandij M, Olff M, Opmeer BC, Carlier IVE, Gersons BPR, EARLY PROGNOSTIC SCREENING FOR POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER WITH THE DAVIDSON TRAUMA SCALE AND THE SPAN. DEPRESS ANXIETY 2008;25 (12):1038-1045 [PubMed]
Grievink L, van der Velden PG, Stellato RK, Dusseldorp A, Gersons BPR, Kleber RJ, Lebret E, A longitudinal comparative study of the physical and mental health problems of affected residents of the firework disaster Enschede, The Netherlands. PUBLIC HEALTH 2007;121 (5):367-374 [PubMed]
Hobfoll SE, Watson P, Bell CC, Bryant RA, Brymer MJ, Friedman MJ, Friedman M, Gersons BPR, de Jong JTVM, Layne CM, Maguen S, Neria Y, Norwood AE, Pynoos RS, Reissman D, Ruzek JI, Shalev AY, Solomon Z, Steinberg AM, Ursano RJ, Five essential elements of immediate and mid-term mass trauma intervention: empirical evidence. PSYCHIATRY 2007;70 (4):283-315; discussion 316-69 [PubMed]
Meewisse ML, Reitsma JB, de Vries GJ, Gersons BPR, Olff M, Cortisol and post-traumatic stress disorder in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. BRIT J PSYCHIAT 2007;191:387-392 [PubMed]
Olff M, de Vries GJ, Guzelcan Y, Assies J, Gersons BPR, Changes in cortisol and DHEA plasma levels after psychotherapy for PTSD. PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINO 2007;32 (6):619-626 [PubMed]
Olff M, Langeland W, Draijer N, Gersons BPR, Gender differences in posttraumatic stress disorder. PSYCHOL BULL 2007;133 (2):183-204 [PubMed]
Sijbrandij EM. Early interventions following psychological. s.l.: s.n.; 2007. 150p. ISBN 9789090214534 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Gersons BPR; copromotor(s): Carlier IVE, Olff M)
Sijbrandij M, Olff M, Reitsma JB, Carlier IVE, de Vries MH, Gersons BPR, Treatment of acute posttraumatic stress disorder with brief cognitive behavioral therapy: a randomized controlled trial. AM J PSYCHIAT 2007;164 (1):82-90 [PubMed]
van der Velden PG, Grievink L, Olff M, Gersons BPR, Kleber RJ, Smoking as a risk factor for mental health disturbances after a disaster: a prospective comparative study. J CLIN PSYCHIAT 2007;68 (1):87-92 [PubMed]
van der Velden PG, Kleber RJ, Fournier M, Grievink L, Drogendijk A, Gersons BPR, The association between dispositional optimism and mental health problems among disaster victims and a comparison group: a prospective study. J AFFECT DISORDERS 2007;102 (1-3):35-45 [PubMed]
van der Velden PG, Yzermans CJ, Kleber RJ, Gersons BPR, Correlates of mental health services utilization 18 months and almost 4 years postdisaster among adults with mental health problems. J TRAUMA STRESS 2007;20 (6):1029-1039 [PubMed]
Gersons BPR, Preventie van psychische en verslavingsstoornissen. Een druppel op de gloeiende plaat?. TIJDSCHR GEZONDHEIDSWET 2006;84 (6):317-318
Gersons BPR. Rampen, trauma's en posttraumatische stressstoornissen in: Achilles RA, Beerthuis RJ, van Ewijk WM, editors. Handboek Spoedeisende Psychiatrie. S.l.: s.n.; 2006., p. 253-264
Gersons BPR, Gorissen WHM, de Vries M, IJzerman C, Wiersma DA, Geestelijke gezondheidszorg voor militairen en veteranen. MILITAIRE SPECTATOR 2006;175 (4):168-175
Lindauer RJL, Olff M, van Meijel EPM, Carlier IVE, Gersons BPR, Cortisol, learning, memory, and attention in relation to smaller hippocampal volume in police officers with posttraumatic stress disorder. BIOL PSYCHIAT 2006;59 (2):171-177 [PubMed]
Lindauer RTL, van Meijel EPM, Jalink M, Olff M, Carlier IVE, Gersons BPR, Heart rate responsivity to script-driven imagery in posttraumatic stress disorder: specificity of response and effects of psychotherapy. PSYCHOSOM MED 2006;68 (1):33-40 [PubMed]
Olff M, Gersons B, Hovens H. De posttraumatische stressstoornis in: Hovens JEM, Megen HJGM, editors. Handboek psychologische psychiatrie. Utrecht: De Tijdstroom; 2006., p. 269-284
Olff M, Güzelcan Y, de Vries GJ, Assies J, Gersons BPR, HPA- and HPT-axis alterations in chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINO 2006;31 (10):1220-1230 [PubMed]
Olff M, Meewisse ML, Kleber RJ, van der Velden PG, Drogendijk AN, van Amsterdam JGC, Opperhuizen A, Gersons BPR, Tobacco usage interacts with postdisaster psychopathology on circadian salivary cortisol. INT J PSYCHOPHYSIOL 2006;59 (3):251-258 [PubMed]
Schnyder U, Gersons BPR. Brief eclectic psychotherapy - ein integrativer Behandlungsansatz in: Maercker A, Rosner R, editors. Psychotherapie der posttraumatischen Belastungsstörungen. New York: Georg Thieme Verlag; 2006., p. 74-85
Sijbrandij M, Olff M, Reitsma JB, Carlier IVE, Gersons BPR, Emotional or educational debriefing after psychological trauma. Randomised controlled trial. BRIT J PSYCHIAT 2006;189:150-155 [PubMed]
Storosum JG, Wohlfarth T, Gispen-de Wied CC, Linszen DH, Gersons BPR, van Zwieten BJ, van den Brink W, Suicide risk in placebo-controlled trials of bipolar disorder - Dr Storosum and colleagues reply. AM J PSYCHIAT 2006;163 (2):329
van der Velden PG, Christiaanse B, Kleber RJ, Marcelissen FGH, Dorresteijn SAM, Drogendijk AN, Roskam AJ, Grievink L, Gersons BPR, Olff M, Meewisse ML, The effects of disasters exposure and postdisaster critical incidents on intrusions, avoidance reactions and health problems among firefighters: a comparative study. STRESS TRAUMA CRISIS 2006;9:73-93
van der Velden PG, Grievink L, Kleber RJ, Drogendijk AN, Roskam AJR, Marcelissen FGH, Olff M, Meewisse ML, Gersons BPR, Post-disaster mental health problems and the utilization of mental health services: a four-year longitudinal comparative study. ADM POLICY MENT HLTH 2006;33 (3):279-288 [PubMed]
van der Velden PG, Kleber RJ, Christiaanse B, Gersons BPR, Marcelissen FGH, Drogendijk AN, Grievink L, Olff M, Meewisse ML, The independent predictive value of peritraumatic dissociation for postdisaster intrusions, avoidance reactions, and PTSD symptom severity: a 4-year prospective study. J TRAUMA STRESS 2006;19 (4):493-506 [PubMed]
van Kamp I, van der Velden PG, Stellato RK, Roorda J, van Loon J, Kleber RJ, Gersons BBR, Lebret E, Physical and mental health shortly after a disaster: first results from the Enschede firework disaster study. EUR J PUBLIC HEALTH 2006;16 (3):253-259 [PubMed]
Drogendijk AN, van der Velden PG, Boeije HR, Gersons BPR, Kleber RJ, "De ramp heeft ons leven verwoest". De psychosociale weerslag van de vuurwerkramp Enschede op Turkse getroffenen. MED ANTROPOL 2005;17 (2):217-232
Gersons BPR, Lindauer RJL, Olff M. Stressstoornissen in: Hengeveld MW, van Balkom AJLM, editors. Leerboek Psychiatrie. Utrecht: De Tijdstroom; 2005., p. 303-310
Gersons BPR, Olff M, editors, Behandelingssstrategieën bij posttraumatische stress-stoornissen. Houten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum; 2005. 173p. ISBN 90 313 4445 1
Gersons BPR, Olff M, editors, Behandelingsstrategieën bij posttraumatische stressstoornissen [tweede, herziene. S.l.: s.n.; 2005. -p.
Gersons BPR, Olff M, Coping with the aftermath of trauma - NICE guidelines on post-traumatic stress disorder have fundamental flaw - Reply. BMJ-BRIT MED J 2005;331 (7507):50
Gersons BPR, Olff M, Coping with the aftermath of trauma - NICE recommends psychological therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. BMJ-BRIT MED J 2005;330 (7499):1038-1039 [PubMed]
Gersons BPR, Olff M. Kort eclectisch behandelingsprotocol voor de posttraumatische stress-stoornis in: Gersons BPR, Olff M, editors. Behandelingssstrategieën bij posttraumatische stress-stoornissen. Houten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum; 2005., p. 86-105
Gersons BPR, Olff M. Posttraumatische stress-stoornis en rampen in: Schene AH, Boer F, Heeren TJ, Jaspers JPC, Sabbe B, van Weeghel J, editors. Jaarboek voor psychiatrie en psychotherapie 2005-2006. Houten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum; 2005., p. 331-343
Gersons BPR, Olff M. Ten geleide in: Gersons BPR, Olff M, editors. Behandelingssstrategieën bij posttraumatische stress-stoornissen. Houten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum; 2005., p. 1-8
Güzelcan Y, Olff M, Spermon N, Gersons BPR, Kortdurende eclectische psychotherapie voor een Turkse patiënte met een posttraumatische stressstoornis. TIJDSCHR PSYCHIATR 2005;47 (11):795-799
Lindauer RJL. Effects of psychotherapy on the biology posttraumatic stress disorder: brain imaging and neurophysiological correlates. S.l.: s.n.; 2005. 208p. ISBN 90-64642-23-0 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Gersons BPR, den Heeten GJ; copromotor(s): Booij J, Carlier IVE, Olff M)
Lindauer RJL, Gersons BPR, Carlier IVE. Richtlijnen voor de behandeling van de posttraumatische stress-stoornis in: Gersons BPR, Olff M, editors. Behandelingssstrategieën bij posttraumatische stress-stoornissen. Houten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum; 2005., p. 156-170
Lindauer RJL, Gersons BPR, van Meijel EPM, Blom K, Carlier IVE, Vrijlandt I, Olff M, Effects of brief eclectic psychotherapy in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder: Randomized clinical trial. J TRAUMA STRESS 2005;18 (3):205-212 [PubMed]
Lindauer RJL, Vlieger EJ, Jalink M, Olff M, Carlier IVE, Majoie CBLM, den Heeten GJ, Gersons BPR, Effects of psychotherapy on hippocampal volume in out-patients with post-traumatic stress disorder: a MRI investigation. PSYCHOL MED 2005;35 (10):1421-1431 [PubMed]
Meewisse ML, Nijdam MJ, de Vries GJ, Gersons BPR, Kleber RJ, van der Velden PG, Roskam AJ, Christiaanse B, Drogendijk AN, Olff M, Disaster-related posttraumatic stress symptoms and sustained attention: Evaluation of depressive symptomatology and sleep disturbances as mediators. J TRAUMA STRESS 2005;18 (4):299-302 [PubMed]
Olff M, Gersons B, What is a traumatic event? Reply. BRIT J PSYCHIAT 2005;187 (-):190
Olff M, Gersons BPR. Diagnose van posttraumatische stress-stoornissen in: Gersons BPR, Olff M, editors. Behandelingssstrategieën bij posttraumatische stress-stoornissen. Houten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum; 2005., p. 9-23
Olff M, Koeter MWJ, van Haaften EH, Kersten PH, Gersons BPR, Impact of a foot and mouth disease crisis on post-traumatic stress symptoms in farmers. BRIT J PSYCHIAT 2005;186:165-166 [PubMed]
Olff M, Langeland W, Gersons BPR, Effects of appraisal and coping on the neuroendocrine response to extreme stress. NEUROSCI BIOBEHAV R 2005;29 (3):457-467 [PubMed]
Olff M, Langeland W, Gersons BPR, The psychobiology of PTSD: coping with trauma. PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINO 2005;30 (10):974-982 [PubMed]
Storosum JG, Wohlfarth T, Gispen-de Wied CC, Linszen DH, Gersons BPR, van Zwieten BJ, van den Brink W, Suicide risk in placebo-controlled trials of treatment for acute manic episode and prevention of manic-depressive episode. AM J PSYCHIAT 2005;162 (4):799-U2 [PubMed]
van der Velden PG, Grievink L, Dorresteijn AM, van Kamp I, Drogendijk AN, Christiaanse B, Roskam AJ, Marcelissen F, Olff M, Meewisse ML, Gersons BPR, Kleber RJ, Psychische klachten en het gebruik van de geestelijke gezondheidszorg na de vuurwerkramp Enschede. TIJDSCHR PSYCHIATR 2005;47 (9):571-582
Gersons BPR, Noodgedwongen. MGV: MAANDBL GEEST VOLKSGEZOND 2004;59 (7-8):577-586
Gersons BPR, Huijsman-Rubingh RRR, Olff M, De psychosociale zorg na de vuurwerkramp in Enschede; lessen van de Bijlmer-vliegramp. NED TIJDSCHR GENEESKD 2004;148 (29):1426-1430 [PubMed]
Güzelcan Y, Scholte WF , Olff M, Gersons BPR, Posttraumatische stressstoornis ten gevolge van somatische ziekten of de behandeling daarvan. Een overzicht. TIJDSCHR PSYCHIATR 2004;46 (9):611-617
Lindauer RJL, Booij J, Habraken JBA, Uylings HBM, Olff M, Carlier IVE, den Heeten GJ, van Eck-Smit BLF, Gersons BPR, Cerebral blood flow changes during script-driven imagery in police officers with posttraumatic stress disorder. BIOL PSYCHIAT 2004;56 (11):853-861 [PubMed]
Lindauer RJL, Vlieger EJ, Jalink M, Olff M, Carlier IVE, Majoie CBLM, den Heeten GJ, Gersons BPR, Smaller hippocampal volume in Dutch police officers with posttraumatic stress disorder. BIOL PSYCHIAT 2004;56 (5):356-363 [PubMed]
Drogendijk AN, van der Velden PG, Kleber RJ, Christiaanse BBA, Dorresteijn SM, Grievink L, Gersons BPR, Olff M, Meewisse ML, Turkse getroffenen vuurwerkramp Enschede: een vergelijkende studie. GEDRAG GEZONDHEID 2003;31 (3):145-ev
Gersons BPR. Afscheidsrituelen bij de behandelingen van posttraumatische stress-stoornissen in: van der Hart O, editor. Afscheidsrituelen - achterbijven en verdergaan. S.l.: s.n.; 2003., p. 181-197
Gersons BPR. Historical background: social psychiatry and crisis theory in: Orner R, Schyder U, editors. Reconstructing early intervention after trauma. Innovations in the care of survivors. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2003., p. 14-23
Olff M, Gersons BPR, Posttraumatische stressstoornis en lichamelijk onverklaarbare klachten. MOD MED 2003;- (10):733-735
Olff M, Güzelcan Y, Gersons BPR, Erfelijkheids- en omgevingsinvloeden op symptomen van posttraumatische stressstoornis; een studie onder tweelingen. NED TIJDSCHR GENEESKD 2003;147 (12):578-579
Smid GE, van der Mast RC, Gersons BPR, De uitgestelde posttraumatische stressstoornis. TIJDSCHR PSYCHIATR 2003;45 (5):265-276
van Bruggen J, Tijssen J, Dingemans P, Gersons B, Linszen D, Symptom response and side-effects of olanzapine and risperidone in young adults with recent onset schizophrenia. INT CLIN PSYCHOPHARM 2003;18 (6):341-346 [PubMed]
Cupido CSC, Olff M, Gersons BPR, Posttraumatische stressstoornis: diagnose en behandeling. TIJDSCHR VEILIGH VEILIGHEIDSZORG 2002;1 (2):14-24
de Haan L. Patients' perspectives. Subjective experiences and attitudes of patients with recent onset schizophrenia. S.l.: s.n.; 2002. 227p. ISBN 90-9015265-2 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Linszen DH, Gersons BPR; copromotor(s): Dingemans PMAJ)
IJzermans CJJM, Gersons BPR. The chaotic aftermath of an airplane crash in Amsterdam. A second disaster in: Havenaar JM, Cwikel JG, Bromet EJ, editors. Toxic turmoil: psychological and societal consequences of ecological disasters. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers; 2002., p. 85-99
Lettinga KD, Verbon A, Nieuwkerk PT, Jonkers RE, Gersons BPR, Prins JM, Speelman P, Health-related quality of life and posttraumatic stress disorder among survivors of an outbreak of Legionnaires disease. CLIN INFECT DIS 2002;35 (1):11-17 [PubMed]
Lindauer RJL, Carlier IVE, Gersons BPR, Neurobiologie van de posttraumatische stressstoornis: een literatuuronderzoek. TIJDSCHR PSYCHIATR 2002;44 (1):19-27
Storosum JG. Methodological issues in studies of major depression and schizophrenia. Implications for the "Committee for proprietary medicinal products" guidelines. S.l.: s.n.; 2002. 110p. [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Broekmans AW, Gersons BPR; copromotor(s): Elferink AJA, van Zwieten BJ)
Storosum JG, van Zwieten BJ, van den Brink W, Gersons BPR, Broekmans AW, Suicide risk in placebo-controlled studies - Dr. Storosum and colleagues reply. AM J PSYCHIAT 2002;159 (4):681
Lavalaye J, Linszen DH, Booij J, Dingemans PM, Reneman L, Habraken JB, Gersons BP, van Royen EA, Dopamine transporter density in young patients with schizophrenia assessed with [123]FP-CIT SPECT. SCHIZOPHR RES 2001;47 (1):59-67 [PubMed]
Lavalaye J, Sarlet A, Booij J, Linszen DH, Reneman L, Gersons BP, van Royen EA, Dopamine transporter density in patients with tardive dyskinesia: a single photon emission computed tomography study. PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY 2001;155 (1):107-109 [PubMed]
Storosum JG, Elferink AJA, van Zwieten BJ, van den Brink W, Gersons BPR, van Strik R, Broekmans AW, Short-term efficacy of tricyclic antidepressants revisited: a meta-analytic study (vol 11, pg 173, 2001). EUR NEUROPSYCHOPHARM 2001;11 (4):325
Storosum JG, Elferink AJ, van Zwieten BJ, van den Brink W, Gersons BP, van Strik R, Broekmans AW, Short-term efficacy of tricyclic antidepressants revisited: a meta-analytic study. EUR NEUROPSYCHOPHARM 2001;11 (2):173-180 [PubMed]
Storosum JG, van Zwieten BJ, van den Brink W, Gersons BP, Broekmans AW, Suicide risk in placebo-controlled studies of major depression. AM J PSYCHIAT 2001;158 (8):1271-1275 [PubMed]
Carlier IV, Lamberts RD, Gersons BP, The dimensionality of trauma: a multidimensional scaling comparison of police officers with and without posttraumatic stress disorder. PSYCHIAT RES 2000;97 (1):29-39 [PubMed]
Carlier IV, Voerman AE, Gersons BP, The influence of occupational debriefing on post-traumatic stress symptomatology in traumatized police officers. BRIT J MED PSYCHOL 2000;73 (1):87-98 [PubMed]
Carlier IV, Voerman BE, Gersons BP, Intrusive traumatic recollections and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder in depressed patients. PSYCHOSOM MED 2000;62 (1):26-32 [PubMed]
Gersons BP, Carlier IV, Lamberts RD, van der Kolk BA, Randomized clinical trial of brief eclectic psychotherapy for police officers with posttraumatic stress disorder. J TRAUMA STRESS 2000;13 (2):333-347 [PubMed]
Nieman DH, Bour LJ, Linszen DH, Goede J, Koelman JH, Gersons BP, Ongerboer de Visser BW, Neuropsychological and clinical correlates of antisaccade task performance in schizophrenia. NEUROLOGY 2000;54 (4):866-871 [PubMed]
Lavalaye J, Linszen DH, Booij J, Reneman L, Gersons BP, van Royen EA, Dopamine D2 receptor occupancy by olanzapine or risperidone in young patients with schizophrenia. PSYCHIAT RES 1999;92 (1):33-44 [PubMed]
Carlier IV, Lamberts RD, van Uchelen AJ, Gersons BP, Clinical utility of a brief diagnostic test for posttraumatic stress disorder. PSYCHOSOM MED 1998;60 (1):42-47 [PubMed]
Linszen D, Lenior M, de Haan L, Dingemans P, Gersons B, Early intervention, untreated psychosis and the course of early schizophrenia. BR J PSYCHIATRY SUPPL 1998;172 (33):84-89 [PubMed]
Carlier IV, Gersons BP, Stress reactions in disaster victims following the Bijlmermeer plane crash. J TRAUMA STRESS 1997;10 (2):329-335 [PubMed]
Carlier IV, Lamberts RD, Gersons BP, Risk factors for posttraumatic stress symptomatology in police officers: a prospective analysis. J NERV MENT DIS 1997;185 (8):498-506 [PubMed]
Nugter A, Dingemans P, van der Does JW, Linszen D, Gersons B, Family treatment, expressed emotion and relapse in recent onset schizophrenia. PSYCHIAT RES 1997;72 (1):23-31 [PubMed]
Nugter MA, Dingemans PM, Linszen DH, van der Does AJ, Gersons BP, Parental communication deviance: its stability and the effect of family treatment in recent-onset schizophrenia. ACTA PSYCHIAT SCAND 1997;95 (3):199-204 [PubMed]
Nugter MA, Dingemans PM, Linszen DH, van der Does AJ, Gersons BP, The relationships between expressed emotion, affective style and communication deviance in recent-onset schizophrenia. ACTA PSYCHIAT SCAND 1997;96 (6):445-451 [PubMed]
Carlier IV, Lamberts RD, Fouwels AJ , Gersons BP, PTSD in relation to dissociation in traumatized police officers. AM J PSYCHIAT 1996;153 (10):1325-1328 [PubMed]
Jongedijk RA, Carlier IV, Schreuder BJ, Gersons BP, Complex posttraumatic stress disorder: an exploratory investigation of PTSD and DES NOS among Dutch war veterans. J TRAUMA STRESS 1996;9 (3):577-586 [PubMed]
Carlier IV, Gersons BP, Partial posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): the issue of psychological scars and the occurrence of PTSD symptoms. J NERV MENT DIS 1995;183 (2):107-109 [PubMed]
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 Berthold Gersons (1945) is a psychiatrist, emeritus distinguished AMC-professor and professor of psychiatry at the Academical Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, and senior scientific advisor, Arq Psychotrauma Expert Groep / Centrum ’45, Diemen, The Netherlands. In 1980 he started research on trauma and PTSD in the police force and he established the first self-help-team in Dutch police force. He developed the Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD (BEPP) protocol and showed the effectiveness in RCT’s. He was advisor for the Dutch Government after major disasters like the El Al air crash in 1992 and the Enschede firework disaster in 2000. He was a boardmember of the Dutch Veterans Institute and he made a blueprint for mental health in the military on behalf of the Secretary of Defence. He is advisor to the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism for politicians under threat. Other positions has been: member of the editorial board of the Journal of Traumatic Stress, of the Board of the ISTSS and ESTSS. He has been president of the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies and founder and president of the Dutch Language Oriented Society for Psychotrauma. He published over 200 papers in scientific journals and books and has lectured around 500 in his home country and in various countries all over the world.

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Other research related activities
  • Senior Scientific Advisor Center 45 Arq, For treatment of victims of war, violence, refugees, veterans
  • Board of directors / Trustees / Supervisory board, Dutch Veterns Institute
  • Membership of advisory board / Consultant, IMPACT Dutch Expert Center on Psychosocial Careafter Disasters
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, GR (GezondheidsRaad, Dutch Health Council)
  • Board of directors / Trustees / Supervisory board, Dutch Language oriented Society for Psychotrauma
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Membership of advisory board / Consultant, National Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Current research funding
  • None reported