Editors: Klas Nordlind, Anna Zalewska-Janowska

Skin and Psyche

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Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-1-68108-302-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-301-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810830181160101


Practicing dermatologists are likely to encounter several patients who have psychological difficulties in dealing with various skin conditions. While there are several factors that might be responsible for these difficulties (such as physical and mental stress), it is becoming increasingly clear nowadays that skin disease patients experiencing such issues need to be managed with a multidisciplinary approach to improve treatment outcomes.

Skin and Psyche delves into the realm of psychodermatology – the cusp of dermatology, psychology and psychiatry. The book enhances the reader´s knowledge about relevant topics such as the biology of the skin, the impact of stress on skin inflammation, acne vulgaris, skin diseases secondary to delusions and other psychiatric diseases, psoriasis and much more. Different forms of non-pharmacological treatments of these diseases are also mentioned. The book also contains a concise guide to building a psychodermatology clinic.

Skin and Psyche is a vital reference for dermatologists, hospital managers and psychiatrists looking for tips to improve their ability to interact with individuals while assisting them to cope with dermatological diseases and conditions.


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John Koo
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- Pp. ii
Klas Nordlind, Anna Zalewska-Janowska
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iii-iv (2)
Klas Nordlind, Anna Zalewska-Janowska
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Skin and Psyche: Biological Aspects

- Pp. 3-24 (22)
Laurent Misery
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Psoriasis and Stress: A Review

- Pp. 25-59 (35)
Vera Leibovici, Alan Menter
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Acne Vulgaris: Psychological State

- Pp. 60-87 (28)
Lucia Tomas-Aragones, Servando E. Marron
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder – Quick Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

- Pp. 88-99 (12)
Diana Radu Djurfeldt
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Skin Picking Disorders and Dermatitis Artefacta

- Pp. 100-117 (18)
Anthony Bewley, Padma Mohandas
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Understanding the Challenges in Management of Delusional Infestations

- Pp. 118-134 (17)
Mona Malakouti, Jenny Murase
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Living with Psoriasis: Managing the Life Impact of Psoriasis – Practical Tips to Use in Consultation

- Pp. 135-166 (32)
Christine Bundy, Alexandra Mizara, Sandy R. McBride
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Psychological Treatments for Dermatological Conditions

- Pp. 167-185 (19)
Andrea W.M. Evers, Saskia Spillekom-van Koulil, Sylvia van Beugen
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Psychoanalysis in Psychodermatological Diseases

- Pp. 186-222 (37)
Jorge C. Ulnik
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Building a Psychodermatology Clinic

- Pp. 223-230 (8)
Anna Zalewska-Janowska, Sol-Britt Lonne-Rahm, Sten Friberg, Nordlind Klas
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Subject Index

- Pp. 231-239 (9)
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. Morphea and Related Disorders.
.Natural Products for Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Disorders.
.Natural Products for Skin Diseases: A Treasure Trove for Dermatologic Therapy.
.The Vertebrate Pigmentary System: From Pigment Cells to Disorders.