Author(s): Jafferany M, Franca K
Psychodermatology is a relatively new field of medicine. It encompasses the interaction of mind and skin. The role of psychoneuroimmunology in the causation of psychocutaneous disorders and psychosocial aspects of skin disease have gained momentum lately. The treatment of psychodermatological disorders focus on improving function, reducing physical distress, diagnosing and treating depression and anxiety associated with skin disease, managing social isolation and improving self esteem of the patient. Both pharmacological and psychological interventions are used in treating psychocutaneous disorders. The interest in Psychodermatology around the world is increasing and there are several organizations holding their regular meetings.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Acta dermato-venereologica
Journal Abbreviation: Acta Derm. Venereol.
Journal Date Published: 2016-08-23
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27282585
Lasted Revision: 2017-01-16
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).
Tags: Mental Health Psychodermatology Psychology