AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Eating Behaviour - Anorexia Nervosa - Biological

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1. What was found in Kaye et al (2005) study?

  • Overactivity of dopamine in AN patients - effects the pain and pleasure receptor
  • Underactivity of dopamine in AN patients - Effects the behaviour of the patient towards food
  • Overactivity of Dopamine, but an Underactivity of serotonin
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2. What did Kaye et al (2005) look at?

  • Comparing dopamine levels in recovering AN patients to those of healthy women
  • Levels of dopamine in AN patients to those with Binge/purge AN
  • Levels of Dopamine and serotonin in different AN patients
  • Levels of Dopamine in AN patients and those recovering

3. What two subsections come under Neurodevelopment?

  • Pregnancy and birth complications and season of birth
  • Season of birth, viral infection
  • Effects of pregnancy, Birth problems

4. Who looked at the association between premature birth and AN?

  • McNaughten & Shaver (1998)
  • Lindburg and Hjern 2003
  • Kaye et al (2007)

5. What season did Eagles et al (2001) state that most AN patients are born in, and why?

  • Spring, during conception they are exposed to infection
  • Summer, as during conception they are more exposed to infection
  • Winter, as during conception there are high temperatures


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