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?

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

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

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

  • Gibbon & Mckillip (2007) - Mothers with AN cause the child to be genetically disadvantaged
  • 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


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