The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry
J Clin Psychiatry 2011;72(9):1287-1288 [book review]
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The title of this impassioned and thoughtful book contains a thesis and a goal. Ghaemi has produced both a penetrating analysis of the ascent of the biopsychosocial model as a psychiatric theory-of-everything and a weapon designed to bring about its decline. Others have attempted to predict or precipitate a biopsychosocial backlash.