We will discuss comorbidity and the modelling of change over time, in relation to the article which presents a hierarchical person-centered approach using data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions in the US. Prepare for a discussion of the nature of comorbidity (e.g., is comorbidity an artefact of the current nosological system, what contributes to comorbidity), statistical modeling of latent classes (e.g., strengths and weaknesses of the models and measurements used), as well as the clinical correspondence of the observed results (e.g., how the results relate to clinical observations).

Title of the article to be discussed: Kim, H., & Eaton, N. R. (2017). A hierarchical integration of person-centered comorbidity models: Structure, stability, and transition over time. Clinical Psychological Science, 5(4), 595-612.

The JC will be led by doctoral student Maria Åbonde Garke and post-doctoral researcher Karolina Sörman.

The Journal Club is intended for PhD-students associated with CPF. Registration for the JC is not necessary! It will be possible to join in on video conference through ZOOM, contact Karolina Sörman (karolina.sorman@ki.se) for this purpose.

Instructions regarding ZOOM: You can get also connected through smartphone (download the app ZOOM). Click on "join a meeting", type in the meeting code that Karolina will provide you with and choose username. For a group to join in, you can use a web camera. For this purpose, download ZOOM on your laptop (for SLL-computers, the installation might take some time so prepare this well in time). To join the meeting, click on the link provided by Karolina.