Putting The Mind And Soul Back Into Psychiatry

December 2, 2014 4:39 PM

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All medicine should be bio/psycho/social. Illness is never just a biological phenomenon -- more than 80 percent of health outcomes are determined by economic, social, and behavioral factors.

And the psychosocial part is especially important in psychiatry. As Hippocrates pointed out 2,500 years ago, it is more important to know the patient who has the disease than the disease the patient has.

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