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The Biological Model Looks at “physical processes” as being at the root of behavior. Adopting a medical perspective, biological theorists view abnormal behavior as an illness. Problems in brain anatomy or brain chemistry Neurotransmitter A chemical that, released by one neuron, crosses the synaptic space to be received at receptors on the dendrites of neighboring neurons.
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Abnormal levels of neurotransmitters can lead to mental disorders >Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) Low activity linked to ANXIETY
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Unformatted text preview: DISORDERS >Dopamine Excessive activity linked to SCHIZOPHRENIA >Serotonin & Norepinephrine Low activity linked to DEPRESSION Genetic Inheritance Plays a role in mood disorders, schizophrenia, mental retardation, Alzheimers disease & other mental disorders. Viral Infections Studies link exposure to certain viruses > ANXIETY DISORDERS Strep & OCD > SCHIZOPHRENIA Prenatal or childhood > MOOD DISORDERS Substance Induced psychotic disorders...
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