A Critical Review of the Biopsychosocial Model

  title={A Critical Review of the Biopsychosocial Model},
  author={N. McLaren},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={86 - 92}
  • N. McLaren
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
  • Objective: The aim of this review is to provide an analysis of the epistemic status of the biopsychosocial model. Method: A critical comparison of the biopsychosocial model with the general concept of models. Results: In its present form, the biopsychosocial model is so seriously flawed that its continued use in psychiatry is not justified. Conclusion: Further development of theory-based models in psychiatry is urgently needed. 

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