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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: August 2019

Chapter 3 - Time for a Change

from Section 1 - Conceptual and Strategic Issues

Summary

This chapter describes our changing views on psychopathology and our attempts to model it. In particular, it argues how, for a significant step forward in mental health research, we should acknowledge the complex nature of mental illness. We introduce an exciting new paradigm in the field of psychopathology: the network paradigm. We discuss the basics of network theory, its application to psychopathology and some future directions of where this avenue may take us.