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(p. 21) The theoretical basis of the biopsychosocial model 

(p. 21) The theoretical basis of the biopsychosocial model
(p. 21) The theoretical basis of the biopsychosocial model

Helge Malmgren

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date: 21 February 2020

This chapter addresses the philosophy behind the biopsychosocial model. It summarizes five aetiological problems that the biopsychosocial model must address (nature versus nurture; single-factor versus multifactor causality; somatic versus mental causes; reasons versus causes; conscious versus non-conscious influences) with a particular focus on the mind-body problem, and uses an analogy between computer hardware and software to describe the relationship between the mind and body.

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