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Compare and contrast the different perspectives on abnormal behavior (4 perspectives) Good and bad and what do you think.

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  • Submitted: 16/09/2003
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10/02/03

Compare and contrast the different perspectives on abnormal behavior

(4 perspectives) Good and bad and what do you think.

Several models have been put forward over the years. Four of these models are the medical model, the psychodynamic model, the behavioural model and the cognitive model. All of these models have good and bad points depending on what the abnormality is.

The medical model shows that abnormal behaviors result from physical problems and should be treated medically. It shows that mental disorders can be treated with medicine. They are four kinds of medical explanation. The four kinds of explanation are infection, genetic factors, biochemistry and neuroanatomy. All of these are different conditions that the patient may have can cause the abnormal behavior, the medical model suggests that some of these conditions can be treated with medicine and some of these conditions are impossible to treat with the current medical technology and has to be researched to give a treatment.

Some of these treatments have proven to work with some patients, however, medicine cannot always treat the patient and has claimed to be untreatable. Some of these untreatable mental

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