Biopsychosocial model--the integrated approach to health and disease.

  title={Biopsychosocial model--the integrated approach to health and disease.},
  author={Mladen Havelka and Jasminka Despot Lucanin and Damir Lu{\vc}anin},
  journal={Collegium antropologicum},
  volume={33 1},
The biomedical model of health and disease dominates in current medical practice. The model attributes key role to biological determinants and explains disease as a condition caused by external pathogens or disorders in the functions of organs and body systems. Such an approach has its historic justification and has proved effective in the control of massive infectious diseases. However, now that chronic non-infectious diseases prevail, its efficacy has not only become questionable, but also… CONTINUE READING

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