Describe the main types of psychotherapies; for each type, explain how it may be more effective for a particular set of disorders
The biological approach to mental disorders is often associated with the medical model, which includes the use of medications to treat and/or manage the symptoms related to a particular mental disorder. Genetic factors have been a significant part of diagnosing disorders related to developmental disabilities, such as Downs syndrome. However, as the understanding of genetics and their interactions with environmental catalysts grows, a greater understanding of the onset of mental disorders is also growing. Describe how genetic and environmental factors may influence the onset of a mental disorder. Explain why some individuals may have a higher risk of acquiring a particular disorder than others, especially if has been present in family members. Describe the main types of psychotherapies; for each type, explain how it may be more effective for a particular set of disorders. Describe the major types of drug classes that are used to treat mental disorders. Briefly explain how they work based on their neurochemistry.