Dr. Danielle Caroline Cath

Chair Topclinical anxiety disorders program Altrecht Cura, Utrecht & associate professor

Altrecht Cura Mental health Institution & department of Clinical and Health psychology
Utrecht University
URL: http://www.uu.nl

Altrecht Cura:
Mimosastraat 2-4,
3551DC Utrecht,
The Netherlands
tel: 00-31-30-3103100

Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, Utrecht university:
Heidelberglaan 1,
3584CS Utrecht,
The Netherlands
tel: 00-31-30-2531470
fax: 00-31-302534718
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Short Bio

Danielle Cath (MD, PhD) is an adult psychiatrist who divides her working hours between clinical work (halftime), and research and education activities (halftime). She is specifically specialized in anxiety and OCD spectrum disorders (including Tourette’s disorder), involved in patient care as well as teaching and supervising of residents of psychiatry. Currently, she works as the program chair of a Top clinical anxiety disorders program of a large mental health institution (Altrecht, Utrecht), in combination with  a research position (associate professor) at the department of Clinical and health psychology of Utrecht University. As a researcher, she is engaged in neurobiological and treatment enhancement studies of anxiety and OCD spectrum disorders (including Tourettes’ disorder). She is a member of International Consortia on the genetics of Tourettes’ disorder and OCD (PIs: drs Scharf  and Mathews, Center for Psychiatric Genetics, Harvard University Boston) and of a European research collaboration on Tourettes’ disorder (ESSTS, COST action BM0905). Furthermore, she is collaborating with Dutch Twin Register in twin studies (department of Biological Psychiatry, Amsterdam).

Selected Publications

  1. Limbic and motor circuits involved in symmetry behavior in Tourette's syndrome.
    de Vries FE, van den Heuvel OA, Cath DC, Groenewegen HJ, van Balkom AJ, Boellaard R, Lammertsma AA, Veltman DJ.
    CNS Spectr. 2013 Feb;18(1):34-42
  2. Does repeated ticking maintain tic behavior? An experimental study of eye blinking in healthy individuals.
    Beetsma DJ, van den Hout MA, Engelhard IM, Rijkeboer MM, Cath DC.
    Behav Neurol. 2012 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Presupplementary motor area hyperactivity during response inhibition: a candidate endophenotype of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
    de Wit SJ, de Vries FE, van der Werf YD, Cath DC, Heslenfeld DJ, Veltman EM, van Balkom AJ, Veltman DJ, van den Heuvel OA.
    Am J Psychiatry. 2012 Oct;169(10):1100-8.
  4. Genome-wide association study of Tourette's syndrome.
    Scharf JM, Yu D, Mathews CA, Neale BM, Stewart SE, Fagerness JA, Evans P, Gamazon E, Edlund CK, Service SK, Tikhomirov A, Osiecki L, Illmann C, Pluzhnikov A, Konkashbaev A, Davis LK, Han B, Crane J, Moorjani P, Crenshaw AT, Parkin MA, Reus VI, Lowe TL, Rangel-Lugo M, Chouinard S, Dion Y, Girard S, Cath DC, Smit JH, King RA, Fernandez TV, Leckman JF, Kidd KK, Kidd JR, Pakstis AJ, State MW, Herrera LD, Romero R, Fournier E, Sandor P, Barr CL, Phan N, Gross-Tsur V, Benarroch F, Pollak Y, Budman CL, Bruun RD, Erenberg G, Naarden AL, Lee PC, Weiss N, Kremeyer B, Berr'io GB, Campbell DD, Cardona Silgado JC, Ochoa WC, Mesa Restrepo SC, Muller H, Valencia Duarte AV, Lyon GJ, Leppert M, Morgan J, Weiss R, Grados MA, Anderson K, Davarya S, Singer H, Walkup J, Jankovic J, Tischfield JA, Heiman GA, Gilbert DL, Hoekstra PJ, Robertson MM, Kurlan R, Liu C, Gibbs JR, Singleton A; for the North American Brain Expression Consortium, Hardy J; for the UK Human Brain Expression Database, Strengman E, Ophoff RA, Wagner M, Moessner R, Mirel DB, Posthuma D, Sabatti C, Eskin E, Conti DV, Knowles JA, Ruiz-Linares A, Rouleau GA, Purcell S, Heutink P, Oostra BA, McMahon WM, Freimer NB, Cox NJ, Pauls DL.
    Mol Psychiatry. 2012 Aug 14. doi: 10.1038/mp.2012.69. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Relationship between movement disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder: beyond the obsessive-compulsive-tic phenotype. A systematic review.
    Fibbe LA, Cath DC, van den Heuvel OA, Veltman DJ, Tijssen MA, van Balkom AJ.
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2012 Jun;83(6):646-54.




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