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Class+22+-+Treating+Disorders - Psychology1...

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Psychology 1 General Psychology Christopher Gade, PhD Office: 3412 Tolman Hall Office hours: Th 1:30-4:30  Email: gadecj@berkeley.edu  Class T/Th, 11:00-12:00 Wheeler Auditorium
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Abnormal Psychology: Part 2 In the first section on  abnormal psychology we  discussed the means of  defining abnormal  behaviors and mental  disorders Now we’ll discuss  approaches to the  treatment of mental  disorders Biomedical approach
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Biomedical Approach Main goal: changing  some aspect of our  physical functioning to  treat a disorder. Belief: certain mental  disorders are disease  and/or biologically  based. Therefore,  treatment must be  physical or biological in  nature.
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Main forms of Biomedical Treatment Medication Assumes a neurochemical cause/solution to  disorders Benefits Quick results and powerful reduction of symptoms Wide range of symptom applications  Costs Abundance of medication prescriptions
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