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Complex realities require complex theories: Refining and extending the network approach to mental disorders

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2010

Angélique O. J. Cramer
Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands. A.O.J.Cramer@uva.nlwww.aojcramer.comL.J.Waldorp@uva.nl
Lourens J. Waldorp
Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands. A.O.J.Cramer@uva.nlwww.aojcramer.comL.J.Waldorp@uva.nl
Han L. J. van der Maas
Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands. A.O.J.Cramer@uva.nlwww.aojcramer.comL.J.Waldorp@uva.nl
Denny Borsboom
Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands. A.O.J.Cramer@uva.nlwww.aojcramer.comL.J.Waldorp@uva.nl


The majority of commentators agree on one thing: Our network approach might be the prime candidate for offering a new perspective on the origins of mental disorders. In our response, we elaborate on refinements (e.g., cognitive and genetic levels) and extensions (e.g., to Axis II disorders) of the network model, as well as discuss ways to test its validity.

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