Chapter 1

Skin and Psyche: Biological Aspects

Laurent Misery


The skin has a dense innervation with synapses between nerve endings and many cells. These cells communicate via neurotransmitters and their receptors. Thus, the nervous system may influence different skin functions, including immunity. In skin diseases, the equilibrium of these neurotransmitters is disturbed. There are numerous disorders of this neuro-immuno-cutaneous system (NEICS). The present chapter aims at understanding the impact of psyche in inflammatory skin disorders.

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