Biological Explanations of AN

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1. Issue of neural explanations

  • Reductionistic, more holistic model: Diathesis stress model
  • Too simplistic, alternative model involving biology and psychological factors
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2. Who suggested that pregnant women with AN give their child a double disadvantage of genetic vulnerability and lack of nutrients

  • Bulik et al.
  • Strober et al.
  • Lindberg and Hjem

3. What study found highest levels of serotonin in those AN sufferers with the most anxiety?

  • Butler and Montgometry
  • Kaye et al.
  • Bailer
  • Strober et al.

4. 2 Issue of sexual maturation repression theory

  • Gender bias, cannot be applied to men, causing difficulty in treating men AND isn't evolutionary as it doesn't aid survival, AN causes death, 20% of sufferers die from it
  • Gender bias and cannot be considered evolutionary
  • Too simplistic and gender bias
  • Cannot be applied to modern day and too simplistic

5. What study found overactivity in dopamine receptors in the basal ganglia ?

  • Bailer
  • Kaye et al.
  • Siever
  • Bulik et al.


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