Author Archives: Eiko

New paper on symptom heterogeneity

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The Journal of Affective Disorders just published our second STAR*D paper! » Fried, E. I., & Nesse, R. M. (2015). Depression is not a consistent syndrome: An investigation of unique symptom patterns in the STAR*D study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 172, 96–102. (PDF)

Nature correspondence published

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Our commentary regarding the NIMH’s decision to solely fund research investigating the neurobiological roots of mental disorders was published in today’s issue of Nature. » Fried, E. I., Tuerlinckx, F., & Borsboom, D. (2014). Mental health: more than neurobiology. Nature, 508, 458. (PDF)

New postdoctoral position

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Starting in May 2014, I will be working as a postdoctoral research fellow on psychopathological network models with a focus on affective disorders in the ‘Research Group of Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences’ at University of Leuven with Prof. Francis Tuerlinckx, in close collaboration with Prof. Denny Borsboom at University of Amsterdam.

Press release: STAR*D impairment paper

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Check out this German press release that covers our STAR*D paper! Gesundheitsstadt-Berlin.de also writes about our STAR*D research.

Paper on depression symptoms and impairment

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The paper I wrote together with Randolph Nesse about individual symptoms of depression and their differential impact on impairment of psychosocial functioning was just published in PLoS ONE. » Fried, E. I. & Nesse, R. M. (2014). The Impact of Individual Depressive Symptoms on Impairment of Psychosocial Functioning. PLoS ONE, 9(2), e90311. (PDF)

Ph.D finished

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I successfully finished my Ph.D with summa cum laude! Thanks to everybody who supported me over the last years. You can find the online version of my dissertation “Covert Heterogeneity of Major Depressive Disorder: Depression Is More Than the Sum-Score of its Symptoms” (125 pages) here.

Paper on depression symptoms and risk factors

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Check out our new paper “Depression is more than the sum-score of its parts: individual DSM symptoms have different risk factors” in Psychological Medicine! » Fried, E. I., Nesse, R. M., Zivin, K., Guille. C., & Sen, S. (2013). Depression is more than the sum-score of its parts: individual DSM symptoms have different risk factors…. Read more »

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