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Latent variable models are network models

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2010

Peter C. M. Molenaar
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Health and Human Development, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. pxm21@psu.edu


Cramer et al. present an original and interesting network perspective on comorbidity and contrast this perspective with a more traditional interpretation of comorbidity in terms of latent variable theory. My commentary focuses on the relationship between the two perspectives; that is, it aims to qualify the presumed contrast between interpretations in terms of networks and latent variables.

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