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Biochemical Explanations For Anorexia ­ Andrew F

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1 Anorexia nervosa, defined by the DSM is 1 Anorexia is difficult to define as some of the
characterised by five major signs anxiety symptoms can be hard to detect and
over body shape, an irrational fear of anorexics employ a…

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Biochemical Explanations For Anorexia ­ Andrew F

increased serotonin involves both the Hetherington and Ranson, who lesioned the
lateral hypothalamus and the ventromedial VMH in rats, causing the rats to eat more
hypothalamus. If serotonin triggers the and become obese. They concluded that the
VMH and/or suppresses the LH, the…


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