New commentary on problems with latent class analysis in depression research

We have a new commentary in Molecular Psychiatry entitled “Problems with latent class analysis to detect data-driven subtypes of depression” (PDF; together with the fantastic Hanna van Loo, Rob Wanders & Klaas Wardenaar).

This was a response to numerous papers over the last years that found separate latent classes in depression that may be statistical artifacts and driven by violations of local independence.

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» van Loo, H. M., Wanders, R. B. K., Wardenaar, K. J., & Fried, E. I. (2016). Problems with latent class analysis to detect data-driven subtypes of depression. Molecular Psychiatry. (PDF)

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