Symptom networks can have contagion effects where activation spreads through the network
Date created: 2021-11-10
Strongly inter-connected symptom networks are vulnerable to a ‘contagion’ effect of spreading activation through the network (‘connectivity hypothesis’).
When symptom activation becomes widespread, it will persist even when the initial stressor is removed.
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