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

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1. What does Bailer et al's study suggest about the levels of serotonin and AN?

  • Disruption of serotonin may lead to anxiety and can cause anorexia
  • Disruption of serotonin may lead to low anxiety
  • Disruption of Serotonin can also have an effect on dopamine which can cause anorexia
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2. 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

3. What two subsections come under Neurodevelopment?

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

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

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

5. Who's study used the term ' Double Disadvantage' to explain why individuals can get anorexia?

  • Bulik et al (2005) - Mothers with AN expose their children through genetic vulnerability and inadaqute nutrition
  • Bulik et al (2005) - Mothers cause the child AN due to lack of nutrition and nurture
  • Gibbon & Mckillip (2007) - Mothers with AN cause the child to be genetically disadvantaged


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