New paper on problematic assumptions in depression research

My first solo album I mean paper was released a few days ago ;). My special thanks to Randolph Nesse, Laura Bringmann, Denny Borsboom, and Francis Tuerlinckx for the great support.

The publication titled “Problematic assumptions have slowed down depression research: why symptoms, not syndromes are the way forward” is available as open access paper in Frontiers of Psychology (PDF).

It tackles the two main assumptions of kind essentialism and the common cause framework in psychology and psychiatry, and covers the topics history of medicine, philosophy of kinds, nosology, and network theory.

» Fried, E. I. (2015). Problematic assumptions have slowed down depression research: why symptoms, not syndromes are the way forward. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(306). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00309

Update:
The article has been featured on “Mad in America” (Link).