Numerous research articles have been published during and after our EAAD projects by our European Network.

Please find here an assortment of recent articles: 


Szekely, A., Thege, B.K., Mergl, R., Birkás, E., Rózsa, S., Purebl, G., Hegerl, U. (2013). How to decrease suicide rates in both genders? An effectiveness study of a community-based intervention (EAAD). PLoS ONE 8(9): e75081. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075081

Hegerl, U., Rummel-Kluge, C., Värnik, A., Arensman, E., Koburger, N. (2013). Alliances against depression: A community based approach to target depression and to prevent suicidal behavior. Neurosci Biobehav Rev, 37, 2404-2409. (doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2013.02.009).

Hegerl, U., Arensman, E, Aromaa, E., Coyne, J., Gusmão, R., Kopp, M., Maxwell, M., Meise, U., Pycha, R., Pull, C., Reisch, T., Scheerder, G., Sisask, M., Perez Sola, C., Tuulari, J., Audenhove, C. van, Feltz-Cornelis, C.M. van der, & Vrnik, A. (2011). Improving the care of depressed patients and preventing suicides. The European alliance against depression. German Medical Journal, (11).

Scheerder,G., Van Audenhove, C., Arensman, E., Bernik, B., Giupponi, G., Horel, A-C., Maxwell, M., Sisask, M., Székely, A., Värnik, A., Hegerl, U. (2010). Community facilitators’ and (mental) health professionals’ attitudes towards depression: a pilot study in 9 EAAD countries.International Journal of Social Psychiatry.  Mar 11, [epub ahead of print].doi: 10.1177/0020764009359742.

Hegerl, U., Wittmann, M., Arensman, E., Van Audenhove, C., Bouleau, J-H., van der Feltz-Cornelis, C. Gusmão, R., Kopp, M., Löhr, C., Maxwell, M., Meise, U., Mirjanic, M., Óskarsson, H., Pérez Sola, V., Pull, C., Pycha, R., Ricka, R., Tuulari, J., Värnik, A., Pfeiffer-Gerschel, T. (2008). The European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD): A multifaceted, community based action programme against depression and suicidality. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 9(1): 51-59.

Värnik, A., Kõlves, K., van der Feltz-Cornelis, C., Marusic A, Óskarsson, H., Palmer, A., Reisch, T., Scheerder, G., Arensman, E., Aromaa, E., Giupponi, G., Gusmão, R., Maxwell, M., Pull, C., Szekely, A., Pérez Sola, V., Hegerl, U. (2008). Suicide methods in Europe - a gender specific analyses of countries participating in the “European Alliance Against Depression”. J Epidemiol Community Health, 62(6), 545-551.


Please find here an overview (2004-2011) on EAAD's  publications. is a brand and initiative of the European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD).

The iFightDepression website and online self-management tool were developed within the PREDI-NU project, which has received funding from the EU in the framework of the Health Programme.