Boca Raton Psychologist

In this weeks Science Times, Jane Brody writes about “When tanning turns into an addiction.”  Frequent tanners showed signs of both physiological and psychological addiciton.  Release of endorphins (naturally occurring morphine like substances in the brain) are believed to be the physiological components for tanning addiction.  Relaxation, mood enhancement, looking healthier and socialization seem to be psychological components of the addiction. 

Melanoma can be deadly (from my personal experience, my cousin and a dear friend both died from metastatic melanoma).  Psychologists, especially those in South Florida, should evaluate the symptoms of “addiction to tanning”  and help their clients change their behaviors to healthier ones.

Dr. Nadler, A Boca Raton Psychologist, offers a free telephone consultation to prospective clients.

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