Saturday, August 6, 2022
Helping our patients to get out of the biopsychosocial loop
Often, I see patients who are stuck in the “biopsychosocial loop”. I am sure you have seen this pattern too.
It’s where their physical problems impact their psychological problems, which then impact their social problems, which then impact their psychological problems, which then impact their physical problems, and now they are stuck in this “biopsychosocial loop”. It can be overwhelming.
But nobody ever presents with, “Doctor. I am stuck in a biopsychosocial loop. Can you help me break out from this vicious cycle?”
I am sure you can all relate, and have seen this pattern in your clinical practice.