- It is the main treatments for mental disorders. Based on the assumption that abnormality is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Three main types:
- Anti-depressents e.g. MAOIs (monoamine-oxidase inhibitors) and TCAs (tricyclics). Improve mood by increasing availability of neurotransmitters. Treats depression.
- Anti-psychotics e.g. clozapine. Sedate and reduce symptoms of…