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What is the essential difference between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa?
BMI (bulimics may not lose weight, anorexics do)
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What is often the cause of death for individuals with anorexia?
Heart attack (without potassium, cardiac neurones don't work properly)
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Is: A refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height a DSM criteria for AN or BN?
AN
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Is: Eating, in a discrete period of time, an amount of food that is definitely larger than most people would eat during a similar period of time and under similar circumstances a DSM criteria for AN or BN?
BN
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Is : A sense of lack of control over eating during a binge episode criteria for AN or BN?
BN
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Is: Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight a DSM criteria for AN or BN?
AN
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Is Recurrent inappropriate compensatory behaviour in order to prevent weight gain, such as self induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas or other medication, fasting or excessive exercise a DSM criteria for AN or BN?
BN
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Is: Disturbance in the way on which one's body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of the current low body weight a DSM criteria for AN or BN?
AN area of the retina where vision is the clearest and there are no rods atall
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Are Ghrelin levels low or high in those with Anorexia Nervosa?
high
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Are Leptin levels low or high in those with Anorexia Nervosa?
low
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How often to binge eating and compensatory behaviour occur for those with Bulimia Nervosa?
at least twice a week for 3 months
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How does ghrelin level differ between those with bulimia and controls?
It is higher than controls between meals and following a meal
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What is ghrelin?
A peptide produced by the stomach as it empties which makes us hungry
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What is an orexigenic signal?
A drug, hormone or compound that increases appetite (e.g. ghrelin)
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Which area of the brain does hunger signal and what does this initiate?
The lateral hypothalamus. Initiates eating (chewing, swallowing, salivation, insulin production)
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What initiates locomotion to find food?
Cortical arousal
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What is Leptin?
A protein produced by fatty tissue which makes us feel full
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Where does Leptin need to be injected to produce satiety?
The ventromedial hypothalamus
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What is the most common eating disorder?
Obesity
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What is BMR?
Basal Metabolic Rate (The energy required to fuel the brain and body and maintain temperature)
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Out of diet, exercise and gastric bypass surgery, which is the most effective treatment for obesity?
gastric bypass
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What is the Capgras Delusion?
The feeling that people, such as parents, or objects such as your house are imposters and fakes
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What is the Hedonic principle?
We are all motivated to experience pleasure and avoid pain, and are all trying to keep the balance tipped on the positive side
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What is motivation?
Factors that initiate, sustain and direct behaviours
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What are instincts?
Complex behaviours that are automatic and unlearned, and occur in all members of a species
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What is a 'drive' in relation to the drive theory of motivation?
An internal state driven by departures from physiological optimality (something that impels the individual to return to homeostasis)
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