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

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1. As shown in Favaro et al's study on pregnancy and birth complications - what problems cause AN?

  • After birth - Lack of Feeding causing low birth weight
  • Problems before and after birth
  • Problems before birth - Genetic problems
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2. What was found from the dopamine study?

  • That the increase in dopamine are symptoms and not causes of AN
  • That the increase of dopamine is the cause of AN
  • That the decrease of dopamine is the cause of AN

3. How does Kaye et al (2001) deal with the cause and effect? and what does he find?

  • When using SSRI the drug is effective, however malnutrition effects the drug
  • SSRI is effective from relapse, but it only works when there is a high weight gain

4. What is the main problem with the effects of serotonin on AN patients?

  • Cause and effect cannot be established
  • Ethical issues
  • Culturally Bias

5. Who found that adolesecent girls with AN had a high levels of Homovanillic acid (dopamine waste)?

  • Richards et al (2004)
  • Castro - Fornieles at al (2006)
  • Kaye et al (2005)


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