AS Abnormality- Biological Approach: Therapies

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Biological Therapies:

Psychosurgery: involves systematically damaging the brain in order to change behaviour- in the 1950s the amygdala was taken out in over-aggressive people to reduce levels of violence. the most dramatic use of psychosurgery was the removal of the frontal labotomy and was used as a treatement for schizophrenia. It involved cutting pathways between higher and lower centres of the brain.

Electrocunvulsive therapy [ECT]: involved passing a small electric current through the brain. it caused the equivalent of a seizure, with violent electrical charges in the brain. Also used as a treatment for


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