Eiko Fried

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Psychology)

Leuven, Belgium

Postdoctoral research fellow at University of Leuven, working in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and methodology. My main interest lies in studying differences and causal associations among individual symptoms of mental health problems. More generally, I am interested in affective disorders, longitudinal multivariate statistical approaches, and network modeling. More info on


  • From Loss to Loneliness: The Relationship Between Bereavement and Depressive Symptoms. PMID: 25730514
  • The differential influence of life stress on individual symptoms of depression. PMID: 25650176
  • Problematic assumptions have slowed down depression research: why symptoms, not syndromes are the way forward. PMID: 25852621
  • Depression sum-scores don't add up: why analyzing specific depression symptoms is essential. PMID: 25879936
  • Depression is not a consistent syndrome: An investigation of unique symptom patterns in the STAR*D study. PMID: 25451401
  • Mental health: More than neurobiology. PMID: 24759405
  • The impact of individual depressive symptoms on impairment of psychosocial functioning. PMID: 24587318
  • Depression is more than the sum score of its parts: individual DSM symptoms have different risk factors. PMID: 24289852
  • Network analysis of substance abuse and dependence symptoms. PMID: 26898186
  • Measuring Depression Over Time . . . or not? Lack of Unidimensionality and Longitudinal Measurement Invariance in Four Common Rating Scales of Depression. PMID: 26821198
  • What are 'good' depression symptoms? Comparing the centrality of DSM and non-DSM symptoms of depression in a network analysis. PMID: 26458184

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