Biological approach

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  • The biological approach
    • Neurology: brain damage, born with it or develops.
      • Schizophrenia is related to enlarged ventricles in the brain.
    • Viral infection: exposure to viruses whilst the mother is pregnant.
      • Schizophrenia is related to mothers have the flu whilst pregnant.
    • Abnormality is the result of a change in the body.
    • Biochemistry: genes can lead to abnormal biochemistry, different levels of hormones.
      • Anxiety is related to high levels of serotonin.
    • Genes: some disorders can be passed from parent to child by there genes.
      • There is high concordance rates for schizophrenia in twins.


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