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Keywords:

  • 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.