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1

Which neurotransmitter is mostly responsible for seeking and approach behaviours?

Dopamine

2

Which neurotransmitter is mostly responsible for defensive behaviour (i.e not dying)?

Serotonin

3

Which neurotransmitters are responsible for

a) approach

b) averse

behaviours?

a) Dopamine

b) Serotonin

4

Which two types of behaviour are mediated by

a) serotonin

b) dopamine?

a) Averse / defensive behaviours

b) Approachive behaviours - seeking things out

5

Bipolar and depression have a ___ component.

genetic

6

Is a single gene responsible for mood disorders?

No

polygenic