Evaluation of biological explanations of AN

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  • Evaluation of neural explanations of AN
    • Pregnancy/birth implications.
      • Favaro- prospective birth study and found that prenatal complications associated with the risk of developing AN were: early feeding difficulties and a low birth rate.
        • This suggests that pregnancy and birth complication can lead to AN.
    • Season of birth.
      • Eagles supported this- anorexic individuals tend to be later in birth order compared with healthy individuals.
        • The more older siblings a person has, the more likely it is that the mother will have been exposed to common infection.
    • AO3 - Beta bias may be different for males, deterministic - determined by a force, internal factor no free will or choice.
      • Nature- Biology theory , Practical application - evidence to new mums and reductionist - simplest form.


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