Biopsychosocial Model: A Psychological Analysis

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There are many people who see mental well-being or mental ill health as something separate from physical well-being or ill health. It is becoming clear that this is not the case; mental health has its roots in biological processes too! Biological factors can be tested for with imaging techniques, blood tests for hormone levels and signs like losing weight. These results, together with psychological evaluations and an overview of a patient’s social status make up the biopsychosocial model. This theory differs slightly from the biomedical model, which doesn’t take social circumstances into account. However, there is overwhelming evidence which shows us that depression is in fact a biological disorder with physical
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