Biological Model

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  • Disadvantages Of The Biological Model

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    Benefits and Blunders of the Biological Model Due to strong roots in genetic studies and neurobiological research, the biological method of treating mental disorders has become increasingly more effective in recent decades. Psychologists using the biological model work with concrete causes of the disorders, whether this be an inherited trait or an imbalance in brain chemistry. By utilizing the physical causes of these disorders, researchers can target and eradicate the symptoms more efficiently.

  • The Biological Model of Abnormality

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    The Biological Model of Abnormality The Biological model suggests there are four possible causes of mental illness, the subject’s genes, biochemistry, infection and neuroanatomy. Neuroanatomy, or the nervous system, could be to blame for abnormality, because many Schchizophrenics have irregularly shaped brains comparison to normal people. Yet it is not clear if this is a cause or effect of the illness, all we know is that there

  • The Strengths and Limitations of the Biological Model of Abnormality

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    The Strengths and Limitations of the Biological Model of Abnormality This model uses physical illness as a model for psychological disorder, suggesting that like physical illness, mental illness has an underlying bodily cause. It proposes that genetic, organic or chemical disorders cause metal illnesses which give rise to behavioural and psychological problems. Thus, abnormality has physical causes such as brain dysfunction (neurological), biochemical imbalances, infections or genetics and

  • Gender and Sex

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    When considering gender and sex, a layman’s idea of these terms might be very different than a sociologist’s. There is an important distinction: sex, in terms of being “male” or “female,” is purely the physical biological characteristic differences – primarily anatomical differences. (There are also rare cases of “intersexual” individuals as outlined in the Navarro article, “When Gender Isn’t a Given”.) Gender, on the other hand, is an often misconstrued concept that is commonly mistaken as synonymous

  • The Medical and Psychological Models of Abnormality

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    The Medical and Psychological Models of Abnormality Works Cited Missing By the term "medical model" of abnormality we mean the biological model, what the individual is born with either with reference to their brain or even genetics. The biological explanation would suggest that the individual's mental disorder is a cause of biological malfunctioning. They see that environmental factors are of little importance when taking the biological approach. Reasons for abnormal behaviour could vary

  • Integrative Perspective Case Study

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    many models, including those listed above, the wise path to take when attempting to explain, treat, and prevent mental illness? When explaining and treating mental illness and abnormal behavior, all six of the aforementioned models have shortcomings. For example, in the biological model of abnormality, biological treatments often produce unsavory side effects like severe shaking and extreme restlessness in antipsychotics. This model is also rather limiting since it says that only biological factors

  • Biopsychosocial Approach Case Study

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    The Biopsychosocial approach was created Dr George Engel and Dr John Romano in Rochester. The approach applies the biological, psychological and social factors to understanding mental health. These factors exist along each other. The Biological Model is basically a physical cause for the mental health disorder. The model is concerned with factors such as disease, genetics and physiology. There are four key areas which are physical causes. These are micro-organisms, neuro-anatomy and genetics bio-chemistry

  • Psychological Models

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    These insights, however, rely on many models of psychology and require a complete understanding of all psychological models to be successfully applied to the understanding of human behavior. The four main models of psychology are the biological model, the psychodynamic model, the cognitive model, and the behavioral model. Each model brings its own unique view toconcepts in psychology, but more often than not, each model attempts to distance itself from other models as it attempts present itself as the

  • Misunderstanding Men And Women

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    Misunderstanding Men and Women Since the beginning of biological time, males and females have had noticeable and unnoticeable differences. These differences have caused conflicts, which have endured time and are still a part of our modern everyday lives. However, the discord has become more defined than what is characterized as a woman and a man. In order to attempt accordance between the sexes, it is essential that we educated ourselves in the true meanings of men, women, masculinity, femininity

  • Comparison of Models of Addiction

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    Another model of addiction is the psychological model of addiction, which claims addiction stems from mental disorders. The disorders could be disposition instabilities, mental illnesses, or coherent difficulties. It is believed that, in most cases, mental disorders and addiction occur concurrently. From recent research, most people who seek addiction treatment have another mental disorder. In this regard, personality plays an extremely vital role in the fight against addiction. Some individuals