The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry

@inproceedings{Ghaemi2009TheRA,
  title={The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry},
  author={S. Nassir Ghaemi},
  year={2009}
}
This is the first book-length historical critique of psychiatry's mainstream ideology, the biopsychosocial (BPS) model. Developed in the twentieth century as an outgrowth of psychosomatic medicine, the biopsychosocial model is seen as an antidote to the constraints of the medical model of psychiatry. Nassir Ghaemi details the origins and evolution of the BPS model and explains how, where, and why it fails to live up to its promises. He analyzes the works of its founders, George Engel and Roy… CONTINUE READING

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