Robinaugh2019 - Advancing the Network Theory of Mental Disorders, A Computational Model of Panic Diorder

  • Type:#article
  • Date read: 2022-11-25
  • Subject: Network theory of psychopathology
  • Bibtex: @robinaugh2019
  • Bibliography: Robinaugh, D., Haslbeck, J., Waldorp, L., Kossakowski, J., Fried, E. I., Millner, A., McNally, R. J., Nes, E. H. van, Scheffer, M., Kendler, K. S., & Borsboom, D. (2019). Advancing the Network Theory of Mental Disorders: A Computational Model of Panic Disorder. PsyArXiv.

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Key takeaways

  • “Building blocks” of the disorder
    • Cognitive (persistent concern and worry about attacks)
    • Behavioral (avoidance, safety behavior)
  • Functional relations between these building blocks: “Vicious Cycle of Panic Attacks”
  • They distinguish between building blocks for panic attacks and panic disorder
    • Panic attacks: physiological arousal, perceived threat, escape behavior
    • Panic disorder: anxiety sensitivity, avoidance behavior

(I find the C panel to be the most intuitive, imagining how the balls roll on the hills)