Explanations of Anorexia

Genetic Explanation

  • Relatives of those with anorexia are more likely to receive a diagnosis.
  • Research into the genetic explanation often involves twin studies and it looks into the presence of the same trait in both members of a pair of twins.
  • Research has also suggested that key features of the disorder are heritable, meaning they are transmissable from parent to offspring.
  • Anorexia has genetic susceptibilities and there is a genetic underpinning on chromosome 1.
  • The disorder may be caused by disruption…

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Explanations of Anorexia

Genetic Explanation

  • Relatives of those with anorexia are more likely to receive a diagnosis.
  • Research into the genetic explanation often involves twin studies and it looks into the presence of the same trait in both members of a pair of twins.
  • Research has also suggested that key features of the disorder are heritable, meaning they are transmissable from parent to offspring.
  • Anorexia has genetic susceptibilities and there is a genetic underpinning on chromosome 1.
  • The disorder may be caused by disruption…

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