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2. What is meant by the biological therapy: drugs?

  • Drugs can be used to change neurotransmitter levels in the brain for example, phenothiazines reduce levels of Dopamine and thus relieve the symptoms of Schizophrenia
  • Electro-Convulsive Therapy in which an electric shock is administered to the brain, it can help to relieve depression
  • Brain surgery involving destruction or seperation of parts of the brain for example the frontol lobotomy which helps to reduce aggresion

3. What did Heston find out?

  • 5/47 of the children whose biological mothers had Schizophrenia developed the disease as opposed to 0/45 in the control group
  • Having an identical twin with Schizophrenia gave you a 48% chance of getting the disease, this reduced to 17% in non-identical twins

4. What has much of the research surronding the biological model been done on?

  • Sets of twins to attempt to establish a genetic basis for Schizophrenia
  • Sets of friends to establish a genetic basis for Schizophrenia

5. What is meant by brain injury being the cause of psychological disorders?

  • Too much or too little of a particular neurotransmitter may produce psychological disorders such as an increased level of dopamine being linked to Schizophrenia
  • Accidental brain injury may caused psychological disorders such as in the case of Phinaes Gage
  • Faulty genes are known to cause some diseases that have psychological effects such as Huntington's disease


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