Team Disordered desires
Desires are easily learned, but not easily unlearned. Disordered desires play a role in many mental disorders, from eating and substance-related disorders to bipolar disorders, sleep-wake disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders. The team Disordered Desires aims to fully understand the transdiagnostic issue of how desires originate, progress and overwhelm and how they are extinguished.
They will study how disordered desires influence symptom networks, trying to answer questions such as: How can interventions be optimised in order to reach robust extinction of excessive and uncontrollable desires? How do changes in desires transform symptom networks? Is it possible to repair the inability to experience pleasure in anhedonic people, who also show a reduced motivation to strive for pleasure, and thereby change the broader symptom network?
- Prof. Anita Jansen (Maastricht University)
- Prof. David Linden (Maastricht University)
- Prof. Anne Roefs (Maastricht University)
- Prof. Tom Smeets (Tilburg University)
- Katrijn Houben, PhD (Maastricht University)
- Bettina Sorger, PhD (Maastricht University)