Sarah Vreijling


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Research interests

My research aim is to improve personalized care for depression by dissecting depression heterogeneity. As part of my dissertation, I am studying the proposed "immuno-metabolic depression" model, thought to be characterized by a unique clinical and biological profile. I am analyzing data of various clinical trials evaluating antidepressants, running therapy, dietary interventions and light therapy to examine how (combinations of) immuno-metabolic features (symptoms and biomarkers) impact on treatment response, and whether treatment-induced changes in depression are reflected in change of immuno-metabolic mechanisms. Besides that, I am conducting a qualitative research study with patients with immuno-metabolic depression features  to investigate their perspective on personalized treatment and lifestyle interventions. 




Education/Academic qualification

Master, Clinical & Health Psychology, (Research), Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands


Master, Health & Social Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands


Bachelor, Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands


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