M ost of us go red when, for example, we receive a compliment or have to give an impromptu speech - it's perfectly normal. But what would you do if you blushed so often that you ended up avoiding people? It's a problem that Enrique Jadresic, professor of psychiatry at the University of Chile, is all too familiar with. Now, having had an operation to relieve his condition, he has written a book, When Blushing Hurts IUniverse , both to encourage patients to seek help and to educate doctors in how to treat the problem. Jadresic started noticing his blushing at 14 and the problem grew steadily worse. For a figure of authority it's a torment to blush in front of students or patients for no reason.
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Objective: No study has yet compared the efficacy of endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for treating facial blushing with other treatment or no treatment. We conducted a prospective, observational, open-label, clinical study to compare endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for blushing with generalized social anxiety disorder versus sertraline treatment and no treatment. Method: Three-hundred and thirty consecutive patients seeking treatment for their blushing were assessed by psychiatric interview and patient-rated scales. The Brief Social Phobia Scale was the primary outcome measure. Patients meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition criteria for generalized social anxiety disorder, scoring 20 points or more in the Brief Social Phobia Scale and 19 points or more in the Social Phobia Inventory were considered eligible and followed up for a mean of 11 months range 1—64 after endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy or initiation of sertraline.
Do your cheeks turn crimson when you're feeling nervous? There could be a way to make sure it never happens again…. For year-old Lindsay, an American woman who works in sales, the blushing got so bad that it was hurting her career — so she decided to make a change. Lindsay is on the right. Lindsay remembers her face and neck getting red as a teenager, whenever she felt nervous or uncomfortable.