The Biological model of abnormality and treatments

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1. What is meant by infection being the cause of psychological disorders?

  • Disorders are caused by infection such as General Paresis, a condition involving delusion and moodswing which result in death. It is caused by Syphilis
  • Accidental brain injury may caused psychological disorders such as in the case of Phinaes Gage
  • Too much or too little of a particular neurotransmitter may produce psychological disorders such as an increased level of dopamine being linked to Schizophrenia
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2. Who conducted a meta-analysis of 40 twin studies?

  • Yates
  • Gottesman
  • Heaton

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

  • 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
  • Too much or too little of a particular neurotransmitter may produce psychological disorders such as an increased level of dopamine being linked to Schizophrenia

4. What does the biological model assume?

  • That all psychological disorders are caused by neurotransmitters
  • That psychological disorders are physical illnesses with physical cause
  • That all psychological disorders are caused by infection

5. According to the biological model, what are the main 4 possible causes of psychological disorder?

  • genetics, neurotransmitters, infection and brain injury
  • genetics, neurotransmitters, infection and brain scans
  • genetics, synapses, infections and brain injury

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