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August 20, 2007

Study Suggests That a Need for Physical Perfection May Reveal Emotional Flaws by Natasha Singer, NY Times

Well of course it does! This is my favorite kind of science - that which supports what I intuitively know!

In the first season of the television drama “Nip/Tuck,” two plastic surgeons named Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy hire a staff psychologist to determine whether their patients are psychologically equipped to handle cosmetic procedures. In one episode, the psychologist denies treatment to a severely depressed patient who later commits suicide.

In real life, although plastic surgeons sometimes refer patients for counseling, they typically do not have a psychologist on staff. But new research may prompt doctors to consider it. Continued...

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