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Describe and evaluate the biological to the treatment of OCD (12 marks)

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Point 1 Drug therapy
Treatment involving drugs, chemicals that have a particular effect on the functioning
of the brain or some other body system. Usually effect neurotransmitter levels
SSRIs
o Aim to increase or decrease levels of…

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A02 Evaluation

Point 1 Effective in tackling OCD symptoms
Soomro et al (2009)
o Reviewed studies which compared SSRIs with a placebo for treatment of
OCD, concluded that for all seven studies SSRIs showed significantly better
results than the placebo symptoms
Shows that drug treatments have supporting research that help…

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