Author(s): Locala JA
Dermatology is a discipline in which psychosomatic issues serve a key purpose in helping us understand the etiology and progression of skin diseases and determining appropriate treatment protocols. Emotional factors appear to significantly influence most skin diseases, and the correlation between stressful life events and disease flares is well recognized in dermatology. In this article, recent research is highlighted for major cutaneous disease states, as well as psychiatric disorders with symptoms that present as skin disorders. The role of the expanding field of psychoneuroimmunology as it pertains to dermatologic disorders is discussed. The author also presents recommendations for optimal evaluation and management of psychosocial concerns in the dermatology patient population.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Current psychiatry reports
Journal Abbreviation: Curr Psychiatry Rep
Journal Date Published: 2009-05-27
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19470283
Lasted Revision: 2017-11-07
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).
Tags: Mental Health Psychodermatology Psychology