André Wierdsma
Assistant Professor in Social Psychiatry
the Netherlands
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Andreas (André) Wierdsma received his MSc degree in Sociology from the University of Leiden in 1984. As research fellow, specialized in methods and techniques of social research, he studied civil religion in the Netherlands, public health developments, use of psychiatric services, and involuntary psychiatric admissions.  In 2008, he finished his PhD thesis on the quality of mental healthcare follow-up after compulsory admission. Currently he is assistant professor of social psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Publications (Research Gate)

Publications submitted:

  • Berends,Youri R., Joke H.M. Tulen, André I. Wierdsma, Johannes van Pelt, Steven A. Kushner, Hjalmar J.C. van Marle. Oxytocin, vasopressin and trust: effects on aggressive behavior in healthy young males.
  • Osse RJ et al. Postoperative delirium in the long-term diminishes attention and executive functioning without affecting memory. Submiited (Annals of Internal Medicine).
  • van de Sande, Roland; Noorthoorn, Eric; Nijman, Henk; Wierdsma, Andre; Staak, Cees; Hellendoorn, Edwin; Mulder, Niels. The associations between psychiatric symptoms and seclusion use. Clinical implications for care planning. (International Journal of Mental Health Nursing)
  • M. van Schijndel et al. Medisch Psychiatrische Units op weg naar standaardzorg.
  • van der Vlugt J.J.B., J.J.M.N. van der Meulen, R.R.J. Coebergh van den Braak, C. Vermeij-Keers, E.G.C. Horstman, S.E.R. Hovius, F.C. Verhulst, A.I. Wierdsma, M.H. Lequin, J.M.E. Okkerse.  Pathophysiological mechanisms behind cognitive dysfunction in trigonocephaly. 
  • van der Vlugt Joris J.B., Robert R.J. Coebergh van den Braak, Markus Klimek, Jacques J.M.N. van der Meulen, Steven E.R. Hovius, Frank C. Verhulst, Jolanda M.E. Okkerse, A.I. Wierdsma, Steven A. Kushner. Prolonged surgical time in major craniofacial paediatric procedures is an independent risk factor for postoperative cognitive impairment
  • Wijnia Jan W, André I Wierdsma, Jos P Wielders, Albert van de Wiel, Esmay L Bresser, Erik Oudman, Maurice H Steeghs, Oscar Breukels, Gerrit Nieuwenhuis, Anton J Loonen and Cornelis L Mulder. Health benefits of a vitamin D supplementation program in alcoholism: open label randomised controlled trial. 
  • Richard Wesseloo, André I. Wierdsma, Inge L. van Kamp, Trine Munk-Olsen, Witte J.G. Hoogendijk, Steven A. Kushner, Veerle Bergink. Lithium dosing strategies during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
  • Petra Caarls, Maarten van Schijndel, Marjan Kromkamp, Ger van der Hoeven, Jan Busschbach, Robert Jan Osse, Andreas Wierdsma, Witte Hoogendijk. Differences between patients with and without indication for a medical psychiatry unit: a pilot study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 
  • C.L. Mulder, J. van Weeghel, A. Wierdsma, J. Zoeteman, A. Schene. GGz in de frontlinie bij de aanpak van verwarde personen. TvP.
  • Ernst Noordraven et al. Ethical acceptability of offering financial incentives for taking antipsychotic depot medication: patients’ and clinicians’ perspectives after a 12-month randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Ethics.