biopsychosocial model


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bi·o·psy·cho·social mod·el

a conceptual model that assumes that psychological and social factors must also be included along with the biologic in understanding a person's medical illness or disorder.

biopsychosocial model

A theoretical framework that posits that biological, psychological and social factors all play a significant role in human disease or illness and health, rather than biology alone.

bi·o·psy·cho·so·cial mod·el

(bī'ō-sī'kō-sō'shăl mod'ĕl)
A conceptual model that assumes that psychological and social factors must also be included along with the biologic in understanding a person's medical illness or disorder.
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The founders of family medicine, generalist physicians, had an intuitive understanding of systems theory and the biopsychosocial model, based on their daily work making home visits, delivering babies, managing chronic illness, and escorting patients through the end of life--all alongside family members.
There is a profound change in the disability concept represented by the biopsychosocial model proposed by the ICF and the UN Convention and its incorporation into the benefit eligibility model was an unprecedented advance in the history of social protection and public policy aimed at people with disabilities in a social vulnerability situation in the country.
In contrast to the biopsychosocial model, the probabilistic epigenesis approach postulates that phenotypic traits such as behaviour and symptoms associated with Schizophrenia can be explained through the reciprocity between different levels of reciprocity of influences between developmental levels (neuro-genetic activity, behaviour, social, physical, and cultural influences) and gene-environment interaction (Gottlieb, 2007).
With the publication of DSM-5 (APA, 2013) the APA is moving back toward the earlier biopsychosocial model found in DSM-I (APA, 1952) with its acceptance of a spectrum approach to diagnosis and emphasis on environmental and psychological risk factors.
The biopsychosocial model advocates the use of non-drug interventions in conjunction with opioid and non- opioid medications
In order to focus on the whole person, Peta borrows from the biopsychosocial model to create her wearable medical devices.
In chapters 8 and 9, Gupta provides a summative discussion and offers conclusions about the ethics of EBM, contrasting it with several other approaches to practice, including the biopsychosocial model.
Though scientific literature posits that the biopsychosocial model was coined by George Engel, it is worth making certain observations in this sense.
Engel's biopsychosocial model is still relevant today.
Add in patients with chronic fatigue, chronic pain, and somatization disorders, and it is clear that we are making daily use of the biopsychosocial model of illness.
The following discussion (and Table) describe a simple Triage System based upon the biopsychosocial model of health7 which helps a busy health care provider tailor insulin- related interventions to each patient who requires the drug.
Locally, in SA, a Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group (S&PSIG) of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) was established with the objectives, among others, to promote, maintain and protect the discipline of psychiatry as a medical speciality as far as it relates to spirituality as an additional dimension to the biopsychosocial model, and to provide a forum to clarify concepts and professional boundaries.