dr. A. (Annemieke) Dols

dr. A. (Annemieke) Dols

Assistant Professor - medical
dr. A. (Annemieke) Dols
  • Psychiatry

Research Programs




Annemiek Dols is a psychiatrist working at an acute inpatient clinic in the university medical center of Utrecht. Her research is closely linked to her clinic work with a focus on mood disorders complicated by somatic or cognitive symptoms, neuropsychiatry and electroconvulsive therapy.

Side Activities


Referee for Journal of Affective Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Psychogeriatrics, Internal Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Frontiers in Psychiatry


Workinggroup for Older Adults of the Knowledge center for Bipolar Disorders (Kenniscentrum Bipolaire stoornissen), chair

2011- 2013

Multidisciplinary guideline for Bipolar Disorders of the Dutch Federation for Psychiatry, member


Task force for Older Age Bipolar Disorder (OABD) of the International Society Bipolar Disorder (ISBD), active group of clinicians and scientists from around the world who collaborate in projects on Older Age Bipolar Disorder (OABD) resulting in acquired funding and new insights published in peer-reviewed papers (chair)


Knowledge circle (Kenniscyclus), community of patients, clinicians and researchers that organize a biannual informative meeting and publish a magazine (chair)


Commission Scientific Activities of the Dutch Federation for Psychiatry (NVvP), advise the board of the Dutch Psychiatric Association on research and organize the annual conference for 2000 psychiatrists (co-chair)


Valeriussymposium and the New Amsterdam School symposium (with Kupka, de Haan and Lindauer)


Task force Targeting Cognition in Bipolar Disorder van de ISBD, active group of clinicians and scientists from around the world who collaborate in projects on cognition and cognitive remediation resulting in new insights published peer-reviewed papers (member)


European Representative on the ISBD Board of Directors


Editorial board of Dutch Journal of Psychiatry (Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie)


Presspoule NVvP, commission for media reprenstation of psychiatrists  (initiator)

Fellowship and Awards


Higher, faster, better 740K ZonMW (PI, with van Exel)


Knowlegde dissemination. 9K Stichting Hoffje Codde en Van Beresteyn (PI, with Oudega)


Precision Electroconvulsive Therapy 600K ZonMw (PI, with van Eijndhoven)


BIzonder, living with bipolar disorder without medication. 165K Stichting tot Steun VCVGZ (PI, with Beunders)


BrainGymmer, online cognitive training for older patients with a mood disorder. 95K Stichting tot Steun VCVGZ (PI, with Oudega)


Global Aging & Geriatric Experiments in Bipolar Disorder Database. 580K Bowden Massey Award (coPI with Sajotovic, Eyler and Rej)


Social rhythm and interpersontherapy. 60K Stichting tot Steun VCVGZ (PI)


Focus on recovery. 12K Innovatiebeurs GGZinGeest (PI)

Research Output (183)

Cognitive functioning in late life affective disorders:Comparing older adults with bipolar disorder, late life depression and healthy controls

Orhan Melis, Schouws Sigfried, van Oppen Patricia, Stek Max, Naarding Paul, Rhebergen Didi, Dols Annemieke, Korten Nicole 1 Jan 2023, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 320 , p. 468-473 6 p.

Long-term Outcome Following Electroconvulsive Therapy for Late-Life Depression:Five-Year Follow-up Data From the MODECT Study

Lambrichts Simon, Wagenmakers Margot J, Vansteelandt Kristof, Obbels Jasmien, Schouws Sigfried N T M, Verwijk Esmée, van Exel Eric, Bouckaert Filip, Vandenbulcke Mathieu, Schrijvers Didier, Veltman Dick J, Beekman Aartjan T F, Oudega Mardien L, Sienaert Pascal, Dols Annemiek Dec 2022, In: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 30 , p. 1283-1294 12 p.

Relationship Between Sporadic Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia and Primary Psychiatric Disorders:A Study in Families

Icho Siham, Korten Nicole, Reus Lianne, Belderok Thijs, Krudop Welmoed, Gossink Flora, van Ruissen Fred, Cohn-Hokke Petra, Feller Ricardo, van Swieten John, Dols Annemiek, Pijnenburg Yolande 2 Nov 2022, In: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 83

Demographic and clinical characteristics of lithium-treated older adults with bipolar disorder

Forlenza Orestes V, Hajek Tomas, Almeida Osvaldo P, Beunders Alexandra J M, Blumberg Hilary P, Briggs Farren B S, De-Paula Vanessa J R, Dols Annemiek, Eyler Lisa T, Forester Brent P, Gildengers Ariel, Jimenez Esther, Korten Nicole C M, Lafer Beny, McWhinney Sean R, Mulsant Benoit, Rej Soham, Sarna Kaylee, Schouws Sigfried, Sutherland Ashley, Tsai Shangying, Vieta Eduard, Yala Joy, Sajatovic Martha, Nov 2022, In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 146 , p. 442-455 14 p.

A caregiver's perspective on clinically relevant symptoms in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia:tools for disease management and trial design

Fieldhouse Jay L P, van Dijk Gaby, Gillissen Freek, van Engelen Marie-Paule E, de Boer Sterre C M, Dols Annemiek, van der Waal Hendrik-Jan, Regeer Barbara J, Vijverberg Everard G B, Pijnenburg Yolande A L 31 Oct 2022, In: Psychogeriatrics : the official journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society. 23 , p. 11-22 12 p.

Clinical correlates of late-onset versus early-onset bipolar disorder in a global sample of older adults

Lavin Paola, Buck Gabriella, Almeida Osvaldo P, Su Chien-Lin, Eyler Lisa T, Dols Annemieke, Blumberg Hilary P, Forester Brent P, Forlenza Orestes V, Gildengers Ariel, Mulsant Benoit H, Tsai Shang-Ying, Vieta Eduard, Schouws Sigfried, Briggs Farren B S, Sutherland Ashley, Sarna Kaylee, Yala Joy, Orhan Melis, Korten Nicole, Sajatovic Martha, Rej Soham, 24 Oct 2022, In: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 37

Illness progression in older-age bipolar disorder:Exploring the applicability, dispersion, concordance, and associated clinical markers of two staging models for bipolar disorder in an older population

van der Markt Afra, Beunders Alexandra J M, Korten Nicole C M, Schouws Sigfried N T M, Beekman Aartjan T F, Kupka Ralph W, Klumpers Ursula, Dols Annemiek 3 Oct 2022, In: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 37

Comparing continuous and harmonized measures of depression severity in older adults with bipolar disorder:Relationship to functioning

Orhan Melis, Millett Caitlin, Klaus Federica, Blumberg Hilary P, Briggs Farren, Chung Kuo-Hsuan, Korten Nicole, McManus Kaitlin, van Oppen Patricia, Patrick Regan E, Sarna Kaylee, Sutherland Ashley, Tsai Shang-Ying, Villa Luca M, Yala Joy, Sajatovic Martha, Burdick Katherine E, Eyler Lisa, Dols Annemiek, 1 Oct 2022, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 314 , p. 44-49 6 p.

Symptom Severity Mixity in Older-Age Bipolar Disorder:Analyses From the Global Aging and Geriatric Experiments in Bipolar Disorder Database (GAGE-BD)

Eyler Lisa T, Briggs Farren B S, Dols Annemiek, Rej Soham, Almeida Osvaldo P, Beunders Alexandra J M, Blumberg Hilary P, Forester Brent P, Patrick Regan E, Forlenza Orestes V, Gildengers Ariel, Jimenez Esther, Vieta Eduard, Mulsant Benoit H, Schouws Sigfried, Paans Nadine P G, Strejilevich Sergio, Sutherland Ashley, Tsai Shangying, Sajatovic Martha Oct 2022, In: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 30 , p. 1096-1107 12 p.

Which residual symptoms predict relapse after successful electroconvulsive therapy for late-life depression?

Lambrichts Simon, Vansteelandt Kristof, Hebbrecht Kaat, Wagenmakers Margot J, Oudega Mardien L, Obbels Jasmien, van Exel Eric, Dols Annemiek, Bouckaert Filip, Schrijvers Didier, Verwijk Esmée, Sienaert Pascal Oct 2022, In: Journal of Psychiatric Research. 154 , p. 111-116 6 p.

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