Moment-to-moment mood connections are stronger in individuals with a mental disorder, suggesting that those individuals are susceptible to downward spirals of negative mental states

Date created: 2022-09-12

Individuals with depression, in particular, had strong between-mood connections over time. The high connectivity provides support for the causality hypothesis: When causal relations among symptoms are strong, the onset of one symptom will lead to the onset of others.

Support also for the Tipping point model of depressive mood.