Annals of Indian Psychiatry

COMMENTARY
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 219--222

Validity of the biopsychosocial model in contemporary psychiatry


Joel Philip1, Vinu Cherian2 
1 Peejays @The Neurocenter, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Joel Philip
[email protected] Neurocenter, Ayesha Road, Vyttila, Kochi 682 019, Kerala
India

The biopsychosocial model (BPSM) has been the foundation of psychiatric practice since it was first conceived four decades ago. However, recent advances in technology have led mental health professionals, as a fraternity, to turn to a purely biomedical model of disease, and remedy. We trace the lineage of the BPSM, examine its validity in today's scenario, and argue for the urgent need to reintegrate this model in current and future practice.


How to cite this article:
Philip J, Cherian V. Validity of the biopsychosocial model in contemporary psychiatry.Ann Indian Psychiatry 2020;4:219-222


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Philip J, Cherian V. Validity of the biopsychosocial model in contemporary psychiatry. Ann Indian Psychiatry [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Feb 25 ];4:219-222
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