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Addicted To Tanning
2014-02-20 09:11:06

Bowling Green State University BOWLING GREEN, O. — They keep tanning, even after turning a deep brown and experiencing some of the negative consequences. Skin cancer is among the most common, preventable types of the disease, yet many continue to tan to excess. Research from Lisham Ashrafioun, a Bowling Green State University Ph.D. student in psychology, and Dr. Erin Bonar, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center and a BGSU alumna,...

2014-01-14 23:30:04

Stop Picking Secrets designed by Dan LeGrand is the latest program that teaches people how to end their excoriation disorder completely and naturally without drugs or bad side effects. A full review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if Stop Picking Secrets is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Skin picking disorder (also known as dermatillomania, excoriation disorder, and compulsive skin picking) is defined as repetitive and compulsive picking of skin, which...

Cyberchondria Worse For Those Who Fear The Unknown
2013-10-09 09:48:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many of us turn to the Internet to find out what ails us when we are sick. For people who have trouble handling uncertainty, however, "cyberchondria" - the online equivalent to hypochondria - becomes worse as they seek answers. "If I'm someone who doesn't like uncertainty, I may become more anxious, search further, monitor my body more, go to the doctor more frequently -- and the more you search, the more you consider the...

2013-06-02 23:17:23

Stop Picking Secrets created by Dan Legrand is a new program that provides people with a breakthrough skin picking treatment. A full Stop Picking Secrets review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if the program is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 01, 2013 Stop Picking Secrets program created by Dan Legrand introduces to people an advanced skin picking treatment, which helps them eliminate their picking compulsions naturally and permanently without medication or therapy. This...

2013-03-28 13:33:27

Self perceived masculinity is higher in men with muscle dysmorphia, popularly called 'bigorexia', than other gym users, while male patients with anorexia nervosa had elevated association with feminine stereotypes, finds research in Biomed Central's open access journal Journal of Eating Disorders. Research over the last several decades has shown that increasingly men are admitting to being unhappy with their body image. This may show itself in either a desire to lose weight and become...

2011-08-17 06:39:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--It is not uncommon for people to express concern when it comes to the symptoms of plastic surgery, but a new Belgium study may make people even more cautious. According to this new study, one third of plastic surgery patients have at least moderate symptoms of a mental disorder making them preoccupied with imagined or slight defects in appearance, also referred to as Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD. This is a condition in which a person has an unnatural preoccupation with...

2011-01-26 13:42:33

New study examines how doctor/patient encounters impact health outcomes 'Difficult' patient-clinician encounters have a negative impact on patients' health outcomes in the short-term, according to a new study by Sheri Hinchey from the Tripler Army Medical Centre in Honolulu and Jeffrey Jackson from the Zablocki VA Medical Centre in Milwaukee. Their findings´ show that nearly 18 percent of patients are perceived as difficult by their physicians and are less likely to trust...

2011-01-10 14:57:56

A new study by Brown University psychiatrists finds evidence that given enough time, patients with body dysmorphic disorder frequently recover and rarely relapse. The surprisingly high rate may be related to patients in prior studies having had especially severe cases of the disease. In the longest-term study so far to track people with body dysmorphic disorder, a severe mental illness in which sufferers obsess over nonexistent or slight defects in their physical appearance, researchers at...

2010-08-11 14:44:32

New study examines commonly requested procedures and the impact on BDD symptoms A new study finds that while many who suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seek cosmetic procedures, only two percent of procedures actually reduced the severity of BDD. Despite this poor long-term outcome, physicians continue to provide requested surgeries to people suffering from BDD. The study was recently published in Annals of Plastic Surgery. Katharine A. Phillips, MD, is the director of the body image...

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2010-05-26 06:25:00

Psychiatrists are considering whether or not people suffering from a condition where they believe they smell bad should have its own entry in a popular medical reference assessing mental disorders. Persons suffering from olfactory reference syndrome -- a false belief that you smell bad -- have become so serious that psychiatrists are debating if it should be listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. "I think it's a very secret and hidden disorder, because these...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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