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Contents List of contributors xiii 1 The history of the biopsychosocial approach in medicine: before and after Engel 1 Edward Shorter 2 The theoretical basis of the biopsychosocial model 21 Helge Malmgren 3 Remediable or preventable social factors in the aetiology and prognosis of medical disorders 39 Michael Marmot 4 Remediable or preventable psychological factors in the aetiology and prognosis of medical disorders 59 Andrew Steptoe 5 The biopsychosocial approach: a note of caution 77 George Davey Smith 6 Can neurobiology explain the relationship between stress and disease? 103 Stafford Lightman 7 Fear and depression as remediable causes of disability in common medical conditions in primary care 117 Michael Von Korff 8 How important is the biopsychosocial approach? Some examples from research 133 Jos Kleijnen 9 Complementary and alternative medicine: shopping for health in post-modern times 151 Adrian Furnham 10 A case of irritable bowel syndrome that illustrates the biopsychosocial model of illness 173 Doug Drossman 11 Are the patient-centred and biopsychosocial approaches compatible? 187 Francis Creed 12 What are the barriers to healthcare systems using a biopsychosocial approach,and how might they be overcome? 201 Kate Lorig 13 Final discussion: how to overcome the barriers 217 14 Beyond the biomedical to the biopsychosocial: integrated medicine 225 Peter White Index 235
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Medicine and psychology.
Psychophysiologic Disorders -- etiology.
Psychophysiologic Disorders -- therapy.
Stress, Psychological -- complications.