Body dysmorphic disorder and substance-related disorder among indoor tanners

Amy A. McClung, Tatsuo Uchida, Richard F. Wagner

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Abstract

Body dysmorphic disorder was identified in 16.4% of anonymous indoor tanners surveyed via the internet, and 57.2% of these respondents were also found to exhibit features of substance-related disorder to ultraviolet radiation. Subjects meeting substance-related disorder criteria were 7.7 times more likely to visit an indoor tanning salon 3 to 7 days per week than those who did not (p = 0.0001). There was no significant association found between body dysmorphic disorder and substance-related disorder in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalSkin Cancer
Volume23
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Indoor tanning
  • Skin cancer
  • Substance-related disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Dermatology

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