‘Modeling the malleable mental health trajectory – a commentary on Oldehinkel and Ormel (2023)’
Open Access paper from the JCPP
Abstract – In their Annual Research Review titled ‘Stability of psychopathology: Lessons learned from longitudinal population surveys’ (Oldehinkel & Ormel, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2022) argue that psychological and psychiatric researchers should not only compare groups but also focus on the within-person variability using repeated measurements in longitudinal studies to advance our understanding of emotional and behavioral problems. I argue adopting such within-person approaches might also change how we think about causality and might lead us to more successful intervention research.
Authors: Henning Tiemeier
First published: 17 February 2023
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