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Evaluation of the biological approach to psychopathology



The assumptions of the biological approach to psychopathology state that mental
disorders are the result of a physical dysfunction in the body and should therefore be
treated medically. There are four main examples of how disorders can be caused,
these are genetic inheritance,…

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apparently inhumane. At first drugs were known to be helpful, however now some
psychologists argue that since disorders may not have physical causes, physical treatments
should not be used. Szas argues that drugs and E.C.T are only used for social control of
people with mental disorders, and this is unethical…

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