Saturday, March 05, 2016

Definition of sociopsychobiological model of mental illness

I deliberately used the term "sociopsychobiological" in my previous post. This was to try and reverse the eclectic understanding of the biopsychosocial model of mental illness. I do agree with the biopsychosocial model of George Engel (eg. see previous post). But psychiatrists often claim they are biopsychosocial when in fact they are merely supporting a weaker form of the biomedical model (see extract from my last chapter of Critical Psychiatry (2006)).

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I have to say I have some pretty big reservations about this, regardless of how you put the order. To me, it feels kind of like saying that eating is a stomach-mouth-meat-pleasure-cooking-dinner-social-brain phenomenon.