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Major Approaches to Understanding  Psychopathology Supernatural Emphasis u Biological Emphasis u Psychological and Moral Emphases u Integrative Conceptualizations
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Biological Tradition Syphilis In the 19 th Century, a sudden increase in a condition (later termed general PARESIS ) after the Napoleonic Wars Characterized by delusional behavior, other bizarre behaviors, massive cognitive deficits, and various physical symptoms Later identified to be caused by syphilis Led to revolution in thinking that mental illness was the result of germs/bacteria/virus/etc. Various treatments (malaria)
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Biological Tradition Modern Biological Revolution In late 20 th Century, resurgence of biological explanations Tied to improved neuroscience and brain scan technology Tied to improvements in psychopharmacology E.g., “depression is caused by low levels of serotonin” Also linked to personal responsibility and moral blame
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Psychological Tradition Moral Therapy
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