MD PhD A. Lok

Medical Specialist
Main activities
Patient care, Research
Biological psychiatry
Focus of research

Biological psychiatry. Mood disorders. Young adults/adolescents with depression. PTSD.

Microbiome. Inflammation.


Key publications
  • Lok Anja, Mocking Roel J. T., Ruhé Henricus G., Visser Ieke, Koeter Maarten W. J., Assies Johanna, Bockting Claudi L. H., Olff Miranda, Schene Aart H. Longitudinal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis trait and state effects in recurrent depression Psychoneuroendocrinology 2012;37 (7):892-902 [PubMed]
  • Lok Anja, Assies Johanna, Koeter Maarten W. J., Bockting Claudi L. H., Wouters Luuk F., Mocking Roel J. T., Schene Aart H. Sustained medically unexplained physical symptoms in euthymic patients with recurrent depression: Predictive value for recurrence and associations with omega 3- and 6 fatty acids and 5-HTTLPR? Journal of affective disorders 2012;136 (3):604-611 [PubMed]
  • de Boer Jacoba, Lok Anja, van 't Verlaat Ellen, Duivenvoorden Hugo J., Bakker Arnold B., Smit Bert J. Work-related critical incidents in hospital-based health care providers and the risk of post-traumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, and depression: a meta-analysis Social science & medicine (1982) 2011;73 (2):316-326 [PubMed]
  • Assies Johanna, Pouwer François, Lok Anja, Mocking Roel J. T., Bockting Claudi L. H., Visser Ieke, Abeling Nico G. G. M., Duran Marinus, Schene Aart H. Plasma and Erythrocyte Fatty Acid Patterns in Patients with Recurrent Depression: A Matched Case-Control Study PLoS ONE 2010;5 (5):e10635 [PubMed]
  • Lok A., Visscher T. L. S., Koeter M. W. J., Assies J., Bockting C. L. H., Verschuren W. M. M., Gill A., Schene A. H. The 'Weight' of Recurrent Depression: A Comparison between Individuals with Recurrent Depression and the General Population and the Influence of Antidepressants Psychotherapy and psychosomatics 2010;79 (6):386-388 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

Prof. MD PhD W. van den Brink (Addiction: pathogenesis, mechanisms of relapse and treatment effectiveness)