Author(s): Gupta MA, Gupta AK
It has been estimated that in at least one third of dermatology patients, effective management of the skin disorder involves consideration of associated emotional factors. This article provides an overview of psychodermatology with a focus on the more recent literature and an emphasis on the clinical aspects and psychologic therapies for (1) cutaneous associations of psychiatric disorders and (2) psychiatric associations of certain cutaneous disorders that are known to be influenced by psychosomatic factors. This article also provides an update on the use of psychotropic drugs (i.e., the antianxiety, antidepressant, and antipsychotic agents) for the treatment of mental disorders that occur in conjunction with cutaneous conditions. Some of their other pharmacologic properties, such as the antihistaminic and analgesic effects of some antidepressant agents are also reviewed.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Journal Abbreviation: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.
Journal Date Published: 1996-07-25
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8647969
Lasted Revision: 2005-11-16
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).
Tags: Mental Health Psychodermatology Psychology