Biological explanations of OCD: neural explanations evaluation

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  • Created on: 18-05-18 16:13

Strength: there is evidence to support the role of some neural mechanisms in OCD

  • Some antidepressants work solely on the serotonin system, increasing levels of this neurotransmitter
  • Such drugs are effective in reducing OCD symptoms, suggesting that the serotonin system is involved in OCD

Weakness: we cannot easily claim to understand the neural mechanisms involved in OCD

  • Studies of decision-making have shown that these neural systems are the same systems that function abnormally in OCD (Cavedini et al 2002)
  • However, research has also identified


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