Assessment of psychopathological profile in applicants for cosmetic surgery

sohrabi, faeze (2011) Assessment of psychopathological profile in applicants for cosmetic surgery. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 13 (51). pp. 9-260.

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According to previous studies, frequency of psychological symptoms or disorders among applicants for cosmetic surgery is more than normal population. The aim of the present study is to compare psychopathological profile of applicants for plastic surgery with normal population.  Materials and Methods: In this cross sectional, case-control study, samples were selected through convenient sampling; 50 subjects who  were between 18 to 45 years old, were selected among applicants for cosmetic surgery and compared with 50 matched controls. The subjects were assessed with Millon Clinical Multi-axial Inventory-III that has 175 true-false questions. MANOVA was used to compare two groups.  Results: Results demonstrated that group of applicants for cosmetic surgery, gothigh scores in depressed, histrionic, narcissistic, compulsive, masochism, borderline and schizotypal scales of personality profile; They got also high scores in anxiety, somatoform, alcoholism, thought disorder and major depression scales (among clinical symptom and severe symptom indexes) (P<0.05).  Conclusion: Applicants for plastic surgery have some differences in clinical personality profile and show some clinical psychiatric symptoms, comparing with control group. These symptoms and personality characters may affect them, seeking help by cosmetic surgery. Therefore pre-operative psychological assessment could help to assess clinical and personality profile and identify any personality or psychiatric disorder in these patients. It is helpful for these patients to be referred for psychological assessment before surgery.  Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
WO Surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 16:06
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 16:06

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