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Discussion Assignment in Biological Psychology
Complete all of the questions. On your response sheet, double-check that the questions are numbered correctly.
1. Genetics, biochemistry, neuroanatomy, and infection can all be used to explain the biological model of abnormality. Explain the model’s assumptions and implications using two of them as examples. To support and exemplify your answer, provide research evidence.
2. Evaluate the biological model of abnormality’s efficacy. To support and illustrate your answer, provide research evidence and/or alternative explanations/models.
2nd Section Read the case study below and respond to the questions.
Molly is 16 years old and studying for her GCSEs; she is anxious all of the time and studies for several hours after school every evening and all day on weekends. She’s just lost a lot of weight and told her mother that she thinks she’s “fatter” than her pals, which makes her feel insecure and self-conscious. Her mother had symptoms similar to those observed in anorexia when she was a teenager and has always been very health-conscious in terms of her food and exercise routine, despite never being diagnosed. Molly is currently eating very little, limiting her daily calorie intake to fewer than 700. Molly’s doctor has finally established that she has anorexia nervosa and has recommended antidepressants or psychotherapy as treatments.
1. What signs and symptoms will Molly show if she has anorexia nervosa?
2. How would research explain the origins of anorexia in Molly’s instance using two biological explanations?
3. Compare and contrast the two biological hypotheses in light of Molly’s instance. To support and explain your answer, use research and/or alternate explanations/models.
1. Choose one of the GP’s therapies and respond to the following questions:
a) Determine the type of treatment, such as antidepressant or psychotherapy.
b) Explain how the therapy works.
c) Identify the treatment’s main strengths and weaknesses.
d) Explain why you believe this is the best course of action for Molly.
SSRIs’ effectiveness as antidepressants
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are drugs that block the reuptake of serotonin in the brain (SSRIs)
Serotonin is generally reabsorbed by nerve cells after carrying a message – reuptake.
SSRIs function by blocking reuptake, allowing more serotonin to be accessible to send instructions to other nerve cells.
The resulting increase in serotonin levels could aid in improving mood and allowing patients to engage in/respond to other treatments, such as CBT.
It could take many weeks to see a difference.
Have been shown to be useful in lifting one’s spirits.
Physical symptoms are targeted, and they’re simple to use.
Side effects include an increase in anxiety, a feeling of being ill or dizzy, and a decrease in sex drive.
Other cognitive or behavioral disorders are not addressed.