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Abnormal Psychology

All brains differ, but sometimes a person’s brain works in such a different way that they struggle to live independently in society. These people often require a diagnosis with a psychological condition - these can be anything from Autism to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to Schizophrenia. Abnormal Psychology is the study of these conditions. Researchers are trying to find out in what ways the brains of sufferers differ from the brains of healthy people, what the underlying causes may be, and how best to help sufferers, whether through drugs, therapy, or more extreme sounding treatments like deep brain stimulation.

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Autism: There's Still So Much We Don't Know
Tuesday 20th of August 2013
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Media violence and criminal behaviour
Wednesday 19th of June 2013
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Déjà vu
Wednesday 5th of June 2013
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Investigating Fragile X syndrome
Wednesday 10th of October 2012

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