Psychopharmacology in psychodermatology

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Shukla R, Sasseville D

BACKGROUND: The management of psychodermatologic disease often involves the use of psychotropics by dermatologists. A general approach to the psychopharmacologic management of psychodermatological disease may be of assistance to the dermatologist.

OBJECTIVE: We review and provide a current psychopharmacologically based approach to management of common psychopathologies associated with psychodermatologic disorders, common side effects, and potential drug interactions that may occur with selected psychotropics.

METHODS: Using relevant MeSH terms, we performed a review of the literature from 1980 to 2006.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Effective psychopharmacologic management of psychodermatologic disease involves identifying and basing treatment on the associated psychopathology; familiarity with a variety of psychotropic agents, including antidepressants, anxiolytics, and antipsychotics; and the involvement of a psychiatrist when possible.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery
Journal Abbreviation: J Cutan Med Surg
Journal Date Published: 2009-03-25

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 19317947
Article Source:
Lasted Revision: 2017-02-14

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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