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How does one present behavioral aspects of patient care to medical students? In many medical schools, the answer would be, "one doesn't". Instead, the traditional introductory psychiatry text focuses on psychopathology, diagnosis, and treatment. The authors of this book offer a very different perspective on the tasks of introductory texts. They try to integrate the behavioral and biological foundations of medicine. Gone are the traditional chapters on psychosis, drug abuse, and child development; in their place are chapters on "help-seeking behavior," "sick role," and "general systems approach." Underlying all the chapters is an approach to the patient from a biopsychosocial
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The Patient. Biological, Psychological, and Social Dimensions of Medical Practice.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:142. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-1-142_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(1):142.
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