An engineer's viewpoint on psychiatry asks: What are the failure modes that underlie psychiatric dysfunction? And: How can we modify the system? Psychiatry has made great strides in understanding and treating disorders using biology; however, failure modes and modification access points can also exist extrinsically in environmental interactions. The network analysis suggested by Borsboom et al. in the target article provides a new viewpoint that should be incorporated into current theoretical constructs, not placed in opposition to them.