Psychiatric diagnosis revisited: towards a system of staging and profiling combining nomothetic and idiographic parameters of momentary mental States
Wigman, Johanna T W × van Os, Jim Thiery, Evert Derom, Cathérine Collip, Dina Jacobs, Nele Wichers, Marieke #
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PLoS One vol:8 issue:3 pages:e59559
Mental disorders may be reducible to sets of symptoms, connected through systems of causal relations. A clinical staging model predicts that in earlier stages of illness, symptom expression is both non-specific and diffuse. With illness progression, more specific syndromes emerge. This paper addressed the hypothesis that connection strength and connection variability between mental states differ in the hypothesized direction across different stages of psychopathology.