The biopsychosocial model encourages clinicians to explain phenomena such as depression by examining all relevant biological, psychological, and social factors that might be contributing to the development or maintenance of the disorder.
The biopsychosocial approach systematically considers biological, psychological, and social factors and their complex interactions in understanding health, illness, and health care delivery.
The biopsychosocial model provides clinical practitioners with a multidimensional framework to improve care and appreciate variations in patient outcomes through a method of conceptualizing patients that examines a range of factors across macro- and micro-level systems.
An example of this is someone with depression and liver problems. Depression does not directly cause liver problems. However, someone with depression is more likely to abuse alcohol and so, therefore, could develop liver damage. The social component of the biopsychosocial method covers a wide range of social factors.
The biopsychosocial approach is a concept used to understand human behavior by looking at the biological, psychological, and social factors. … Taking a look at both views can give a better insight on an individual’s behavior. The nature part explains that traits and behavior are because of genes and are inherited.
The consistent and ongoing increase in heart rate, and the elevated levels of stress hormones and of blood pressure, can take a toll on the body. This long-term ongoing stress can increase the risk for hypertension, heart attack, or stroke.
The biopsychosocial model views health and illness as the product of biological characteristics (genes), behavioral factors (lifestyle, stress, health beliefs), and social conditions (cultural influences, family relationships, social support).
According to the biopsychosocial model, it is the deep interrelation of all three factors (biological, psychological, social) that leads to a given outcome—each component on its own is insufficient to lead definitively to health or illness.
A key aspect of the biopsychosocial model is the importance it places on the interconnections between the three domains of biological, psychological, and social functioning.
A person‐centred approach in the context of health services delivery implies a biopsychosocial model focusing on all factors that influence the person’s health and functioning.