Biopsychosocial model

Biopsychosocial model

In the biopsychosocial model, one of several frameworks used for psychiatric case formulations,

  • biological (e.g., genetic, medical, pharmacologic),
  • psychological (e.g., abuse history,
  • coping strengths or weaknesses,
  • adaptive and maladaptive defenses),
  • and social (e.g., relationship or work stressors and supports) factors, are considered as contributors to the clinical presentation and as potential avenues for intervention.

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