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Biological Model of Abnormality
Assumes psychological disorders are physical illnesses with physical causes
When the same symptoms occur frequently together they represent a reliable
syndrome or disorder

Causes of psychological disorders:

Genetics ­ Faulty genes are known to cause some diseases that have psychological
Neurotransmitters (How neurons communicate with…

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Proven to be effective
Scientific ­ MRI & CT Scans (Objective)
Address symptom and not cause
Addiction ­ Withdrawal symptoms
May not work for everyone - drugs work differently for different people
Side effects ­ can range in severity between drugs & patients
Drugs work better when combined with…


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