1:Introduction, Pierre Loebel and Julian Savulescu
2:The biopsychosocial model in psychiatry: Engel and beyond, Rebecca Roache
2. Multi-level Interactions
3:Multi-level Interactions and the Dappled Causal World of Psychiatric Disorders, Kenneth Kendler and Chistopher Gyngell
4:When answers are hard to find, change the question: Asking different causal questions can enable progress, Rachel Cooper
5:A developmental approach to understanding psychiatric disorders: Mapping etiological pathways, Simone PW Haller and Kathrin Cohen Kadosh
6:Which biopsychosocial view of psychiatry?, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Jesse S. Summers
7:The Truth in Social Construction, Neil Levy
8:Minority Report: Values-based Practice and Making it Real, Bill Fulford
9:Formulation in the face of complexity, Graeme C. Smith
3. Risk and Resilience
10:Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions, Essi Viding
11:The case for a preventative approach to mental health: Childhood maltreatment, neuroimaging and the theory of latent vulnerability, Eamon J. McCrory
12:Biopsychosocial pathways to mental health and disease across the lifespan: The emerging role of epigenetics, Charlotte A.M. Cecil
13:Reacting to Abuse, Richard Holton
14:The First Steps on Long Marches: The Costs of Active Observation, Peter Dayan, Jonathan P Roiser, and Essi Viding
15:Psychiatry's inchoate wish for a paradigm shift and the bio-psycho-social model of mental illness, Tim Thornton
16:Ignoring faces and making friends, Matthew Parrott
4. Neurobiology and the Biopsychosocial Model
17:Mental illness: The collision of meaning with mechanism, Steve Hyman and Doug McConnell
18:The biopsychosocial model, DSM, and neurobiology: The need for a new approach, Doug McConnell
19:The proper place of subjectivity, meaning, and folk-psychology in psychiatry, Jonathan Glover
20:Psychiatry, folk psychology and the impact of neuroscience - a response to Steven Hyman's Loebel Lectures, Nassir Ghaemi
21:Objectification: Ethical and Epistemic Concern of Neurobiological Approaches to the Mind, Jan Christop Bublitz
5. The Future
22:How to adopt the biopsychosocial model, Rebecca Roache
23:Specifying the best conception of the biopsychosocial model, Doug McConnell
Psychiatry Reborn: Biopsychosocial Psychiatry in Modern Medicine is a comprehensive collection of essays by leading experts in the field, and provides a timely reassessment of the biopsychosocial approach in psychiatry.
Spanning the sciences and philosophy of psychiatry, the essays offer complementary perspectives on the ever more urgent importance of the biopsychosocial approach to modern medicine. The collection brings together ideas from the series of Loebel Lectures by world leaders in the field of psychiatry and associated Workshops at the University of Oxford, including revised versions of the Lectures themselves, and a wide range of related commentaries and position pieces. With contributions from psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, the book provides the most comprehensive account to date of the interplay between biological, psychological, and social factors in mental health and their ethical dimensions.
The 23 chapters of this multi-authored book review the history and place of the biopsychosocial model in medicine, and explore its strengths and shortcomings. In particular, it considers how understanding this interplay might lead to more effective treatments for mental health disorders, as developments in genomic and neurobiological medicine challenge traditional conceptions and approaches to the research and treatment of mental health disorders.
The book explores the challenges and rewards of developing diagnostic tools and clinical interventions that take account of the inextricably intertwined bio-psycho-social domains, and the ethical implications of the conceptualization. It concludes with chapters drawing together the book's range of expertise to propose a best conception of the model, and how it might be adopted going forward in an age of exponentially increasing technological advances and of integrated/collaborative care. The volume is intended to present the BPS model as it stands today in the academy, the lab, and the clinic, and to start to address the challenges and potential that the model has for each.
• Contributors are drawn from a range of disciplines- philosophy, ethics, psychology, psychiatry, resulting in a discussion that is both deeply informed and practically focussed
• Includes chapters from many of the most prominent leaders in the field, with state of the art pieces from philosophy and sciences of psychiatry
• Written by experts for an audience outside of their own disciplines and sub-disciplines, resulting in a highly readable and accessible volume
• Dr Will Davies, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Birmingham.
• Professor Julian Savulescu, Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford.
• Dr Rebecca Roache, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London