Could tanning be a real addiction?
Tanning really could be an addiction and a sign of at least two major psychological issues, scientists have warned. While followers such as “tanning mom” and the cast of Jersey Shore continue to hit the salons, researchers say they could actually have a serious problem. They found some who engage in excessive tanning may also be suffering from obsessive-compulsive (OCD) and body dysmorphic disorders (BDD). “Tanning mom”, the ultra-bronzed mother-of-five, 44, whose real name is Patricia Krentcil, hit headlines last April when she was arrested for taking her then five-year-old daughter into a tanning booth. Now it appears she could suffer from serious issues.