An introduction to symptom networks in psychopathology – Christophe Gauld


Networked models of psychopathology are one of the many models to increase our understanding of psychological and psychiatric disorders. This approach views the psychiatric disorder as an emergent property resulting from interactions between symptoms, in which the symptoms influence each other. Such a conception aligns in many ways with the way clinicians perceive mental disorders and allows different levels of analysis to be integrated into a single model. However, it raises multiple questions about the status of symptoms, the role of networks, and their applications and implications for research and clinical practice.


Christophe Gauld (IHPST/IRPhil, Paris I-Lyon 3) is a psychiatrist and PhD student in philosophy of psychiatry. His work focuses on the models and theories that structure psychiatry. More on C. Gauld: check his ResearchGate profile here


Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, 13 rue du Four, 75006, Paris and CHU Grenoble-Alpes, Service Universitaire de Psychiatrie et Neurologie, Grenoble, France.


Date: November 17, 2020, 2:00-3:30 pm

Link for attending the conference: click here


Nov 17 2020


14 h 00 min - 15 h 30 min



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