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The association of tanning behavior with psycho-tropic medication use among young adult women.
Psychol Health Med 2016; 21(1):60-6PH

Abstract

Despite its known association with skin cancer, tanning remains popular among young adult women. Indoor tanning behavior has been found to be associated with affective and addictive disorders. To better understand potential psychological and biological mechanisms of tanning behavior, we investigated associations between tanning and medication (psychotropic and other) use among young women. Two hundred and fifty-three women age 18-29 years old were recruited from two northeastern university campus communities. Women self-reported tanning frequency and chronic medication use. In both univariate and multivariate analyses, indoor tanning ≥12 times last year was significantly associated with use of psychotropic medication and anti-depressants in particular. Sunbathing was not associated with medication use. Potential reasons for associations between tanning and psychotropic medication use are discussed. Indoor tanners should be warned that some psychotropic medications are photosensitizing, thus increasing risk for burns and other skin damage from indoor tanning.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Cancer Prevention and Control Program , Fox Chase Cancer Center , Philadelphia , PA , USA.a Cancer Prevention and Control Program , Fox Chase Cancer Center , Philadelphia , PA , USA.a Cancer Prevention and Control Program , Fox Chase Cancer Center , Philadelphia , PA , USA.b Department of Psychology , Drexel University , 3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia , PA 19104 , USA.c Cancer Prevention and Control Program , Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey , New Brunswick , NJ , USA.d Department of Dermatology , Fox Chase Cancer Center , Philadelphia , PA , USA.e Department of Psychiatry , University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , Philadelphia , PA , USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26068581

Citation

Heckman, Carolyn J., et al. "The Association of Tanning Behavior With Psycho-tropic Medication Use Among Young Adult Women." Psychology, Health & Medicine, vol. 21, no. 1, 2016, pp. 60-6.
Heckman CJ, Munshi T, Darlow S, et al. The association of tanning behavior with psycho-tropic medication use among young adult women. Psychol Health Med. 2016;21(1):60-6.
Heckman, C. J., Munshi, T., Darlow, S., Kloss, J. D., Manne, S. L., Perlis, C., & Oslin, D. (2016). The association of tanning behavior with psycho-tropic medication use among young adult women. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21(1), pp. 60-6. doi:10.1080/13548506.2015.1051060.
Heckman CJ, et al. The Association of Tanning Behavior With Psycho-tropic Medication Use Among Young Adult Women. Psychol Health Med. 2016;21(1):60-6. PubMed PMID: 26068581.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The association of tanning behavior with psycho-tropic medication use among young adult women. AU - Heckman,Carolyn J, AU - Munshi,Teja, AU - Darlow,Susan, AU - Kloss,Jacqueline D, AU - Manne,Sharon L, AU - Perlis,Clifford, AU - Oslin,David, Y1 - 2015/06/12/ PY - 2015/6/13/entrez PY - 2015/6/13/pubmed PY - 2017/6/1/medline KW - anti-depressants KW - psychotropic medication KW - tanning KW - young adult women SP - 60 EP - 6 JF - Psychology, health & medicine JO - Psychol Health Med VL - 21 IS - 1 N2 - Despite its known association with skin cancer, tanning remains popular among young adult women. Indoor tanning behavior has been found to be associated with affective and addictive disorders. To better understand potential psychological and biological mechanisms of tanning behavior, we investigated associations between tanning and medication (psychotropic and other) use among young women. Two hundred and fifty-three women age 18-29 years old were recruited from two northeastern university campus communities. Women self-reported tanning frequency and chronic medication use. In both univariate and multivariate analyses, indoor tanning ≥12 times last year was significantly associated with use of psychotropic medication and anti-depressants in particular. Sunbathing was not associated with medication use. Potential reasons for associations between tanning and psychotropic medication use are discussed. Indoor tanners should be warned that some psychotropic medications are photosensitizing, thus increasing risk for burns and other skin damage from indoor tanning. SN - 1465-3966 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26068581/The_association_of_tanning_behavior_with_psycho_tropic_medication_use_among_young_adult_women_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13548506.2015.1051060 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -