The Netherlands is still locking child asylum seekers up in detention centers, according to research by UNICEF. Last year the Netherlands held 210 children in detention centers, some of them for up to 82 days. 900 children who applied for asylum in the Netherlands were sent back to their country of origin or another European Union country last year, RTL Nieuws reports.
Sixteen-year-old girls who use oral contraceptive are more likely to have depressive feelings than their peers who are not on the pill. They report more crying, excessive sleeping and eating problems, according to a joint study by the University Medical Center Groningen, Leiden University Medical Center and the American Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Micheal Fudge, who was killed in a police shooting near Dutch central bank DNB on Westeinde in Amsterdam on Wednesday, suffered severe anxiety disorders his entire life, according to his mother. He wanted euthanasia, but when he could not get it, he opted for suicide by cop, mother Tanja Samojlenko said to Het Parool.
Health insurer Menzis will now pay for depression treatments based on result, instead of on the number of treatments. The insurer signed a contract on this new approach with 18 mental health institutions. This involves treatments that last for less than a year, for patients who do not have chronic depression, NOS reports.
Inés "was sick and could not be cured", Queen Maxima said about her youngest sister's death. "Our only comfort is that she has now found peace", the Dutch Queen said after paying a visit to the UMCG Proton Therapy Center in Groningen on Tuesday, ANP reports.
Inés Zorreguieta suffered from depression. She committed suicide on June 6th at the age of 33.
More than 40 percent of Syrian refugees in te Netherlands have psychological problems like depression and anxiety, according to a study by social and cultural planning office SCP. Despite these problems, they make little use of mental health care. The SCP spoke to 44 thousand Syrians who were given refugee status in the Netherlands between January 2014 and July 2016, ANP reports.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants to reopen the investigation into a bus accident in Sierre, Swizerland in 2012. A total of 22 children and six adults were killed when the bus crashed into the wall of a tunnel
Groningen residents who suffered suffered earthquake damage to their property several times, have more health problems that those who suffered no damage, according to a study done by the University of Groningen
The association of Dutch pilots VNV is calling for peer-operated self-help groups to help pilots suffering from depression or battling with addiction
Children with depressed or anxious parents are between two and six times more likely to be anxious or depressed than children with relaxed parents, according to a study done by psychologist Evin Aktar. He received a PhD from the University of Amsterdam on Wednesday
Eight percent of the Dutch population aged 12 years and older admitted to suffering from depression in 2014. That is more than 1 million people. Depression is most common around in middle aged people, and more common in women than in men, 9 percent and six percent respectively, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Monday.
Dutch writer, poet and essayist Joost Zwagerman has committed suicide in his home town of Haarlem after a long fight with depression. He was 51 years old.
The man who wanted to blow up his flat on Nigerdreef in Utrecht in April, wanted to commit suicide. The 43 year old man told the court in Tuesday that he did not want to harm anyone, NU reports.
The National Center for Psychological Trauma at UMC Utrecht has to deal with more and more young people who need treatment for mental health problems caused by being blackmailed with nude photos sent during sexting.
This year for the first time more people took a break from the labor market because of stress and physiological reasons as compared to physical symptoms. More than 415,000 people are currently on disability leave because of a mental illness or a behavioral disorder, newspaper Trouw determined in an analysis of Statistics Netherlands (CBS) data.
Police in Breda believe they have identified the mother of a dead newborn child found at an apartment building. The baby boy was found in a garbage bag on the landing in front of a flat on December 30.
According to researcher Gerard Kerkhof, Dutch people sleep too little, especially young women. "We have a problem of epidemic proportions." he says. Poor sleepers have more chance of being overweight, have a shorter lifespan and poorer performance. Kerkhof's urgent advice is to stop using smartphones after 21:00 at night.
The Dutch State has to pay Andy Melaan $1.3 million (around €930,000) because he was wrongly imprisoned for eight years on Bonaire. It is the highest payout of damages for a miscarriage of justice to date, the Volkskrant reports.
The ex-ABN Amro manager Jan Peter Schittmann (57), whose body was found together with his 57-year old wife's and his 22-year old daughter's, is now determined as the killer of his family. Schittmann suffered from depression.
Men who are overweight are at higher risk of erectile dysfunction and loss of libido, which in turn is a precursor of cardio vascular diseases within 2-5 years, according to Urologist Herman Leliefeld.
KWF (Dutch Cancer Society) provides psychological researchers from the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) with a grant of 1.1 million euros for research on mindfulness and behavioral therapy in cancer patients with depression. The research should lead to a tailored, personal advice for cancer patients.
One in ten people in the Netherlands suffered from depression in 2012, according to figures the Central Bureau of Statistics
Amsterdammers drink more, smoke more cigarettes, and use more marijuana and hashish than anywhere else in the Netherlands, according to a new report by community health services organization GGD. 7,200 adults were included in the 2012 survey, which revealed that 11 percent also have feelings of deep loneliness, nearly triple the rate shown in 2000.