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Reassessing biopsychosocial psychiatry

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Psychiatry uncomfortably spans biological and psychosocial perspectives on mental illness, an idea central to Engel's biopsychosocial paradigm. This paradigm was extremely ambitious, proposing new foundations for clinical practice as well as a non-reductive metaphysics for mental illness. Perhaps given this scope, the approach has failed to engender a clearly identifiable research programme. And yet the view remains influential. We reassess the relevance of the biopsychosocial paradigm for ps...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
British Journal of Psychiatry More from this journal
Volume:
210
Issue:
1
Pages:
3-5
Publication date:
2018-01-02
Acceptance date:
2016-09-06
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1233287
Local pid:
pubs:1233287
Deposit date:
2022-01-25

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