Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
The biopsychosocial approach first emerged over three decades ago as
an attempt to bridge the mind-body dichotomy. That dichotomy had complicated
medicine's understanding of how mind and emotion affect the body, medical
illness, and medical practice and caused tension in the field of psychiatry,
where the dominant post–World War II psychoanalytic paradigm had little
applicability to the 1960s community psychiatry–deinstitutionalization
movement and the 1970s revolution in psychopharmacology.
Roy-Byrne PP. Biopsychosocial. JAMA. 2004;291(4):500. doi:10.1001/jama.291.4.500-a