BIOCHEMICAL APPROACH

n. an approach to the study of behavior patterns and mental disorders as viewed from the biochemical changes which occur in each condition. In endocrine-related conditions, for instance, there may be an excess or deficiency in hormones. Thus, psychopharmacotherapy makes use of drugs that treat these types of imbalance.

BIOCHEMICAL APPROACH: "The Biochemical approach to studying behavior is to first understand how hormones and secretions work. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BIOCHEMICAL APPROACH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/biochemical-approach/ (accessed August 19, 2019).
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