Wetenschappelijk onderzoek

Bij het Hoogspecialistisch Centrum voor LVB-Psychiatrie willen we de best mogelijke specialistisch zorg bieden volgens de nieuwste inzichten. Wetenschappelijk onderzoek is daarom een belangrijke pijler in ons werk, we zijn doorlopend op zoek naar alle informatie over bekende én nieuwe behandelingen. 

Bij LVB-Psychatrie doen we zelf ook wetenschappelijk onderzoek. Daarom werken we graag en goed samen met de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Universiteit van Amsterdam, de Vrije Universiteit Asmterdam en de Maastricht University.

Op dit moment lopen er onderzoeken naar de effecten van EMDR op PTSS-klachten (posttraumatische stress stoornis) bij cliënten met een licht verstandelijke beperking in combinatie met een psychiatrische aandoening. Lees hieronder de samenvattingen.

  •  The efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in persons with mild to borderline intellectual disability: A multiple baseline study (Inge Verhagen)
    Persons with mild to borderline intellectual disability (ID) have been found to be more likely to experience traumatic events and seem to be at a greater risk of suffering from the disruptive effects of exposure to traumatic events, including the development of a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Treatment studies of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in persons with mild to bordeline ID are rare, but results of a small number of studies suggest that EMDR is a feasible and effective treatment option for these persons. However, these studies showed several shortcomings in that it were case studies that failed to control for potential confounding variables. Controlled (in terms of internal validity) studies are needed to draw firm conclusions regarding the effectiveness of EMDR in individuals with mild to borderline ID who suffer from PTSD. This study is a controlled study examining the efficacy of EMDR in the treatment of PTSD symptoms with persons with mild to bordeline ID. Its primary objective is to determine the efficacy of EMDR in the reduction of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in this target group. 

  • Effectiveness of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in persons with mild intellectual disability and psychosis: A multiple baseline study (Rosita Penninx-Quevedo)
    Research shows that a substantial part of non-disabled patients with psychosis have had traumatic experiences in their childhood and adolescence. This may be even higher in persons with mild Intellectual disability (ID) to borderline intellectual functioning (IF), as research shows that children with intellectual disabilities are exposed to a larger number and a wider range of intrusive and negative life events compared to their non-disabled peers. Although PTSD is common in psychosis, few studies have been conducted on effective treatment methods in the non-disabled population and no research was found on persons with mild ID and borderline IF. Research shows that there are sufficient indications that EMDR is a safe intervention for persons with mild ID and borderline IF. In studies on non-disabled persons with PTSD and psychosis, it appears that EMDR is a safe and effective method and even had positive influence on psychotic symptoms. This study is a controlled study that investigates the effectiveness of EMDR on PTSD in persons with mild ID and borderline IF and psychosis. Its primary objective is to determine the effectiveness of EMDR in the reduction of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in this target group. Its secondary objective is to determine whether EMDR has a positive influence on psychotic symptoms.