Mental health histories and psychiatric medication usage among persons who sought cosmetic Surgery.

@article{Sarwer2004MentalHH,
  title={Mental health histories and psychiatric medication usage among persons who sought cosmetic Surgery.},
  author={David B Sarwer and Holly A Zanville and Don Larossa and Scott P. Bartlett and Ben Chang and David W. Low and Linton A. Whitaker},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={114 7},
  pages={1927-33; discussion 1934-5}
}
This retrospective chart review study examined the mental health histories and psychiatric medication usage of persons who sought cosmetic surgery. The medical records of 232 patients who had undergone a consultation for a cosmetic procedure were reviewed. The rates of self-reported psychiatric disorders and of psychiatric medication usage of these patients were compared with those of 200 patients who underwent noncosmetic procedures. Nineteen percent of cosmetic surgery patients reported a… CONTINUE READING

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