Biological Approach to Abnormality and Treatment

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Biological approach believes that abnormality forms from?
If the brain is damaged by disease or physical trauma
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Why?
Leads to a loss of neurons which impair psychological functionning
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For example?
Alcohol abuse
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What is schizophrenia caused by?
Excess in activity of dopamine + decreased activity of serotonin
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MZ twins have a higher concordance rate of DZ twins for schizophrenia, how does this support the biological approach?
Because MZ twins share 100% of genes, so MZ should be higher if it's genetic, but if it was environmentally then concordance rates would be the same
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Which drugs have been effective in relieving symptons?
Anti-anxiety and anti-depressants
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What does vigorous science testing mean?
That the approach has testibility and high scientific validity
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