Depression: Biomedical treatments

IB Psychology: Depression: Biomedical treatments

Biomedical approaches to treatment are based on the assumption that if the problem is based on biological malfunctioning, drugs should be used to restore the biological system. For example, since depression is assumed to involve an imbalance in neurotransmission, antidepressant medications are used to restore an appropriate chemical balance in the brain. However, although chemicals are involved in depression it is not...


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