General Living Systems Theory
An increasing number of psychiatrists recognize the need of psychiatry for an integrative theory to provide a basis for their diagnostic and therapeutic actions. General living systems theory is a conceptual framework within which the biological and social approaches to the study of living things are logically integrated with the physical sciences. This theoretical integration and the empirical testing of hypotheses which it requires, can provide to psychiatry the theoretical and empirical support that other medical specialties find in cellular biology, physiology, and biochemistry.
KeywordsLiving System Adjustment Process Social Approach Environment Substance Complex Molecular Structure
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