Models of Abnormal
There exist several problems associated with the utilization of a medical approach to gain an understanding of etiology of most physiological disorders. One of the challenges is the view of these disorders as a disease. This approach introduces the problem of insufficient understanding of psychopathology. Additionally, this model’s major crippling flaw is the fact that it’s incapable of making provisions for neither the person as a whole nor data of a social or psychological nature. In simple terms, biology cannot simply account for psychological disorders. Problems of this nature require being accounted for by the levels of processes and data. Examples of these levels include the social and cognitive ones. While integrating knowledge from all levels it’s good to note that each of the approaches has its benefits and challenges. Therefore, reliance on biological measures alone cannot lead to sustainable solutions to this challenge. Moreover, in this approach, issues are only explained in relation to abnormal biological variables. A disorder is, therefore, viewed and analyzed in relation to the underlying physical mechanisms which include physiological and biochemical processes. This strategy also strives to reduce various complex phenomena such as emotions, behaviors, and thoughts into a more basic entity which is easily understood.