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Mean Field Dynamics of Graphs II: Assessing the Risk for the Development of Phase Transitions in Empirical Data

@article{Kossakowski2016MeanFD,
  title={Mean Field Dynamics of Graphs II: Assessing the Risk for the Development of Phase Transitions in Empirical Data},
  author={Jolanda Jacqueline Kossakowski and Marijke C. M. Gordijn and Harri{\"e}tte Riese and Lourens J. Waldorp},
  journal={arXiv: Applications},
  year={2016}
}
Psychological disorders like major depressive disorder can be seen as complex dynamical systems. By looking at symptom activation patterns, we can investigate the dynamic behaviour of individuals to see whether or not they are at risk for sudden changes (phase transitions). Here, we show how a mean field approximation is used to reduce a dynamic multidimensional system to one-dimensional system to analyse the dynamics. Using maximum likelihood estimation, we can estimate the parameter of… 

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