Biological Explanations Psychology

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2) Biological ‘threads’- Biochemistry, brain structure, genetics, viral infections, birth complications and brain damage

·         The biological approach has many threads.

·         Even though they are separate explanations, they still  work on the same basis that it is our biology which causes mental illness

·         The separate explanations also tend to overlap with each other: e.g. viral infections cause a difference to brain structure- they cause brain inflammation.

·         It is suggested that birth complications such as pre-eclampsia during pregnancy or having a emergency Caesarian section can increase the risk of schizo.



+Plenty of studies to support these ‘threads’ as well as quantitative,


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