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A 38-year-old member asked:

can you believe in biolgical psychology and biological treatments?

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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Psychology: Yes. There is overwhelming evidence that biochemical changes in the brain are related to behavior, moods, and emotions, and medications can, in part along with psychotherapy, affect positive changes in those areas.
Dr. Dov Finman
Adolescent Medicine 10 years experience
Yes, but: A biopsychosocial approach accounts for a more complete picture.
Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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True, assessing all issues means complete treatment. This includes your life, culture, and spiritual lifestyle/preferences.
Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Yes: We are biological entities. We seem to be a result of chemical and electrical process which have been determined by our evolution (interaction with the environment.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Symptom severity: I believe there can be a biological factor in mental disorders. It depends on the severity of the symptoms of those mental disorders, however. Optimally, I believe that a combination of medication for biological symptoms combined with psychotherapy for emotional issues is generally the best approach to improve overall mental health functioning.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

I want to know abot psychology but i want an easy refrence?

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Dr. Tony Ho
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School: Psychology is its own multi-year degree. To "know about psychology" would require that investment; however, if you want a starter place to become aware of some aspects of psychology, you can try this about.Com site. http://psychology.about.com/od/psychology101/psychology_101_the_basics.htm.

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