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Tanorexia: addiction to Tannings

Thursday, November 13, 2008 | | | |
Tanorexia is an unhealthy dependence on tanning; the name comes because of its similarities to both substance addictions and body image disorders, such as anorexia. There is some evidence that UV tanning dependence may have biological underpinnings like other addictions, such as the production of endorphins as in the 'runner's high, but since tanning dependence is such a new concept, treatments are still being studied.