Biological Explanations for Anorexia Nervosa Essay Plan

Here's an essay plan on the subject of biological explanations for anorexia nervosa. Use it if you want, I chose these studies/explanations as they had the most to write on. When writing essays in psych remember about breadth and dept, 200 words approx for AO1 and 400 approx for AO2/3.


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Biological Explanations for Anorexia Nervosa Essay Plan

1. Describe in detail the two neural explanations for AN. Serotonin- Bailer compared serotonin
activity in women recovering from restricting-type anorexia (restricted food intake) and
binge-eating/purging with healthy controls. He found significantly higher serotonin activity in
women who showed the most anxiety. This…

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neurodevelopment is an example of oversimplification. The processes are a lot more
complex than just balance the levels out and no one will get Anorexia Nervosa anymore.
There are many other factors to consider, for example the patients attitude to food and the
underlying problems they have such as body…


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