Mental Stress: Two Alternative Frameworks For Understanding Mental Distress

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Two alternative frameworks for Understanding Mental Distress. Biopsychosocial Model This model is a general model and incorporates three aspects Biological, Psychological and Social. It was founded by an American Psychiatrist in Rochester, New York, in 1977 by the name of George Engel. Biological The parts of the model are made up with: The functioning of an individual’s body The individuals biological history – DNA, Bloodline, genetic The chemical balance and processes of an individuals brain. Psychological This part of the model is made up with: The cognitive functions and behaviours Disorders of thinking and reasoning i.e. self control Perception and Motivation. Social This part of the model is made up with: Culture

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