The biological approach to psychopathology 

We are discussing mental health diagnoses and considerations. One of the factors discussed is the impact of biology, read the article below discussing biological factors related to commonly seen mental health symptoms and share your thoughts. How might lack of knowledge of familial history impact diagnosis?

How does the biological approach explain mental health?
The biological approach to psychopathology believes that disorders have an organic or physical cause. The focus of this approach is on genetics, neurotransmitters, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy etc. The approach argues that mental disorders are related to the physical structure and functioning of the brain.
How a mental health diagnosis can be influenced by her environment?
It can include lack of access to resources such as adequate housing and exposure to negative stressors such as violence, crime or lack of public green space. A growing body of evidence suggests the relationship between deprivation and mental health is not just about absolute lack of resource for individuals.


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