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Discuss explanations of sleepwalking

Introduction: Sleepwalking (somnambulism) is a condition where walking and sleeping occur at
the same time, there are 3 explanations of sleepwalking: psychodynamic, neural and genetic.

AO1 Psychodynamic: The psychodynamic theory suggests that sleepwalking is the
expression of unresolved conscious conflicts. The sleepwalker is, in effect, `acting…

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AO2 Genetics: Research to support Bakwin and the genetic basis of sleepwalking was carried
out by Bassetti, this research suggests that sleepwalking may be related to the same HLA gene
abnormality associated with narcolepsy. He found that 50% of sleepwalkers had a version of the HLA
gene in only 24%…


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