A critical review of the biopsychosocial model
Article first published online: 23 FEB 2002
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Volume 32, Issue 1, pages 86–92, February 1998
How to Cite
McLaren, N. (1998), A critical review of the biopsychosocial model. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 32: 86–92. doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1614.1998.00343.x
- Issue published online: 23 FEB 2002
- Article first published online: 23 FEB 2002
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- biopsychosocial model;
- models in 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.