BIOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS. Bio chemical changes. Genetic inheritance. Metabolic & hormonal changes. MAOI’S. In the 1950’s, using Monoamine oxidising inhibitors for TB, they discovered that patients were remarkably euphoric. Yippee, I’m ill!.
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Metabolic & hormonal changes
Yippee, I’m ill!
Qu. What if Serotonin levels drop to a very low level?
Depression is a complex issue
We don’t really understand the full interaction between neurotransmitters.
Other biological factors are clearly involved.
Qu. How do you ‘prove’ a genetic argument for any behaviour?
McGuffin et al, 1996
Family concordance rates
70% if adopted