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Of, involving, or resulting from the interrelationship between one's physical health and the state of one's mind or spirit.
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taking into account the physiological, psychic, and spiritual connections between the state of the body and that of the mind: mind-body medicine.
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analyzed LBP under the biopsychosocial model (14), and since then, this approach has been disseminated and improved (15,16).
Among their topics are understanding the nature of mental states: psychiatry, the mind-body problem, and the biopsychosocial model of medicine; transformation through dialogue: Gadamer and the phenomenology of impaired intersubjectivity in depression; the ethics of coercion and other forms of influence; neurodiversity theory and its discontents: autism, schizophrenia, and the social model of disability; and mental disorder, free will, and personal autonomy.
The 2005 publication in Family Process, "Toward a Biopsychosocial Model for 21st-century Genetics" presented a Family Systems-Genetic Illness model to address the psychosocial challenges of genetic/genomic conditions for patients and their families and guided the understanding of this complex biopsychosocial science for clinical practice and research.
MNT, an indispensible part of diabetes management, relates to all three domains of the biopsychosocial model of health.
The biopsychosocial model developed by George Engel in the 1970's serves as the conceptual framework for this study (12).
A biopsychosocial model for the management of patients with Sickle-Cell Disease transitioning to adult medical care.
The Biopsychosocial Model (Brewer, Anderson, & Van Raalte, 2002) offers therapists a practical framework with which to bridge this divide and advance toward a more inclusive, complete, and client-focused approach to care.
In 1977, the biopsychosocial model, encompassing the idea that psychosocial factors influence the pathogenesis of all diseases, was introduced as an alternative to the biomedical model.
This level of patient interaction and care would be best facilitated if the biopsychosocial model of healthcare were well ingrained in students, as opposed to taking the purely biomedical approach that is predominantly used in current medical practice.
The biopsychosocial model was proposed by Engel (1977), a specialist in internal medicine with psychotherapeutic training, considering that biological, psychological, and social factors play an important role in human functioning within the context of disease or the perception of disease.
Additional studies are needed within a "comprehensive biopsychosocial model" to advance the understanding of why some children with autism experience disrupted sleep patterns and others do not.
It had been proved that TMD are related to multiple causes and biopsychosocial model which is a broad view that attributes disease outcome to the intricate, variable interaction of biological factors, psychological factors, and social factors [4].