In summary, this book allows us to listen in on thoughtful experts deliberating about two models which should complement rather than supplant one another. We need to triangulate the "bio", "psycho", and "social" aspects of illness to provide optimal, patient-cantered care. An overly narrow view results in myopic science as well practice. (Journal of Psychosomatic Research
... this book offers a tantalising overview of a holistic approach to medicine that avoids, on the one hand, the relativistic paralysis and practical irrelevance of much now rather stale post modern theorising, and on the other, an over determined reduction of all human endeavour to phenotypic expression. So let's hear it for the biopsychosocial approach. (Primary Care and Community Psychiatry
Controversial and challenging this book is vital reading for health professionals who feel the biomedical approach is failing them and their patients. (The Psychologist, Vol 12, No 12
)This book thoroughly covers the topic. I have not seen a book like this in a very long time. Certainly there are books on psychosomatic illness but his one puts it all together nicely. The lively discussion following most of the chapters is absolutely enlightening.
About the Author
Peter White is at Department of Psychological Medicine, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK.