Henriƫt van Middendorp, PhD

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Henriët van Middendorp is Associate Professor of Health Psychology at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology unit at Leiden University. Her research focuses on psychoneurobiological factors in health and disease. She has a special interest in the psychoneurobiology of somatic complaints (e.g., pain) and conditions (e.g., chronic pain, skin, and kidney diseases), with particular emphasis on placebo effects, stress mechanisms, and treatment. She conducts both fundamental research on the psychoneurobiology of placebo and stress mechanisms and translational research on E-health screening and innovative interventions for chronic somatic conditions.

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  • How important is the 1,5 meter? The more the virus appears to be contained, the greater the resistance to the Corona measures. How important is the 1,5 meter and can it still be maintained?Andrea Evers catches up with us 'Met het oog op morgen' on NPO Radio 1.
  • Andrea Evers appointed Medical Delta Professor for Healthy Society Nine professors can now also call themselves "Medical Delta professors". They received a dual appointment to at least two of the five academic institutions in South Holland affiliated with Medical Delta. This will boost health & technology.
  • Expectations guide our health - PhD defense Stefanie Meeuwis Positive expectations about a particular medicine support the actual health outcomes, even when people are told that that it is a placebo-effect. The opposite, the nocebo-effect, does also work that way. Health psychologist Stefanie Meeuwis found proof
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