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  • 1. Models of Abnormality. The Biological Model.
  • 2. . • ABNORMALITY IS A PHYSICAL CONSEQUENCE OF… • BRAIN DAMAGE • CHEMICAL IMBALANCE • GENES
  • 3. Treatment. • Chemotherapy - cheap, quick to administer, scientifically tested. • ECT – electro convulsive therapy. • Psychosurgery – lobotomy.
  • 4. Evaluation – +ve • Humane approach – no stigma to the illness. • Effective treatments. • Physiological evidence. • Modern diagnosis accurate. (-ve) • Validity of diagnosis? (-ve) • Animal research support? (-ve) • Treats symptoms.
  • 5. Rosenhan (1973). • Sent participants to mental hospitals (claiming hearing voices). • On admission, behaved normally. • Behaviour interpretted by staff as being indicative of mental illness. • Some detained for up to 50 days. • R told hospitals in different areas of his intention to replicate the study to see if they could detect the sane from the insane. • 41 patients were turned away in the following six months. • Rosenhan had not sent any participants! • He concluded that diagnosis was unreliable.
  • 6. Evaluation - -ve • Reduces mental illness to series of physical symptoms. • Responsibility denied – patients accountable? • Relies on self reports. (Rosenhan 1973) • Doesn’t treat causes. • Culture bound syndromes. • Myth of mental illness – “a sane response to an insane world” (Laing 1959). • Labelling and stigma.
  • 7. Evaluation - -ve • Reduces mental illness to series of physical symptoms. • Responsibility denied – patients accountable? • Relies on self reports. (Rosenhan 1973) • Doesn’t treat causes. • Culture bound syndromes. • Myth of mental illness – “a sane response to an insane world” (Laing 1959). • Labelling and stigma.
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    Jul 23, 2017

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