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Ways of influencing the brain
Pros and cons of thinking about mental health in brain=behavior context
|propensity to "medical model" attitude
associated presumption of "illness" as distinct category
associated assumption of perfectibility
associated assumption of "patient" as object
associated look for "quick fix" therapies
| a "neurobiological model" attitude?
accepts existence of innate influences, of continuous variation among individuals
emphasizes importance as well of experience and of personal choice
acknowledges that some kinds of changes take extended time at best, may not be achievable at worst
incorporates cultural context dependence
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