TV News LIES

Saturday, May 26th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Health Excessive tanning may be linked to mental disorders

Excessive tanning may be linked to mental disorders

E-mail Print PDF

tanningDespite warnings that tanning brings a greater risk of skin cancer, many still tan to excess and U.S. researchers suggest mental health issues may play a role.

Lisham Ashrafioun, a Bowling Green State University doctoral student in psychology, and Dr. Erin Bonar, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center and a BGSU alumna, showed some who engage in excessive tanning might also be suffering from obsessive-compulsive and body dysmorphic disorders.

"While more research is needed regarding to idea of tanning as an addiction, this study suggests that some people who tan also experience mental health symptoms that warrant further assessment," Bonar said in a statement.

Respondents who answered yes to at least three of the eight criteria involving mental disorders were considered tanning dependent, while those who answered yes to two of four questions on the tanning-specific version of an alcohol screener were considered to have problematic tanning, Ashrafioun said.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Trump spending cuts allowed to target kids’ health insurance

Gov't Accounting Office gives OK to cut childern's health inusrance The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday delivered a victory to the Trump administration by greenlighting a...

CDC: U.S. birth rate hit 30-year low in 2017

US birthrate lowest in 30 years The birth rate for nearly every group of women in the United States fell to...

Trump targets Planned Parenthood, family planning services with new abortion rule

Alex Azar with Trump, tie abortion to all health servicesThe Trump administration moved forward with a proposal Friday that would effectively ban Planned Parenthood and...

Melania Trump treated for benign kidney condition, in hospital

Melania Trump in hospitalPresident Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, has been treated for what was described as a benign...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!