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

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

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

3. What is the name of the Neurotransmitter, that people with AN have fluctuating levels of?

  • Serotonin
  • Noradrenaline
  • Dopamine

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

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

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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