Biological Treatments for Psychological Abnormalities


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Which of the following is true of the biological model of abnormality?

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1. What is the most common form of biological treatment for psychological issues?

2. A patient with schizophrenia is most likely to be treated with what type of medication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can help you quickly assess your understanding of how psychological disorders could be treated by physical means rather than counseling. You will be quizzed on the types of these treatments and what specific disorders certain treatments target.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Defining the biological model of abnormality
  • The most common form of biological treatment for psychological disorders
  • The type of medication typically used for schizophrenic patients
  • Medication or medications that might be used to treat bipolar disorder
  • The main categories of psychotropic drugs

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the ways in which psychological disorders can be treated biologically
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the treatment of psychological disorders in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of psychotropic drugs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about non-medication approaches to treating psychological disorders

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Biological Treatments for Psychological Abnormalities. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the biological model of psychology
  • List the common types of treatments in biological psychology
  • Discuss medications used to treat psychological disorders
  • Identify therapies and surgeries used in biological treatment