Editors: Klas Nordlind, Anna Zalewska-Janowska

Skin and Psyche

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

Introduction

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.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Klas Nordlind
Department of Dermatology
Karolinska University Hospital
Solna, Stockholm
Sweden


Anna Zalewska-Janowska
Psychodermatology Department
Medical University of Lodz
Poland




Contributor(s):
A. Bewley
Departments of Dermatology
Whipps Cross University Hospital, and The Royal London Hospital
London
UK


C. Bundy
The Dermatology Research Centre and Manchester Centre for Health Psychology
The University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre
Manchester
UK


AWM Ewers
Medical and Neuropsychology Unit, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Science
Leiden University, Institute of Psychology, Health
Leiden

/
Department of Medical Psychology
Radboud University Medical Centre
Nijmegen
The Netherlands


S. Friberg
Psykiatri Nordväst
Karolinska University Hospital
Solna
Sweden


V. Leibovici
Department of Dermatology
Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center
Jerusalem
Israel


S.B. Lonne-Rahm
Department of Dermatology, Mälarsjukhuset, Eskilstuna, and Dermatology and Venereology Unit, Department of Medicine
Solna, Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm
Sweden


M. Malakouti
Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, Department of Dermatology
Mountain View
CA
USA


S.E. Marron
Alcañiz Hospital, University of Zaragoza
Aragon Health Sciences Institute (IACS)
Zaragoza
Spain


S.R. McBride
Department of Dermatology
Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust
London
UK


A. Menter
Department of Dermatology
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas
TX
USA


L. Misery
Department of Dermatology
University Hospital of Brest
France


A. Mizara
Department of Dermatology
Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust
London
UK


P. Mohandas
Departments of Dermatology
Whipps Cross University Hospital
UK


K. Nordlind
Department of Dermatology
Karolinska University Hospital
Solna
Stockholm
Sweden


D. Radu-Djurfeldt
Psykiatri Sydväst, M46
Karolinska University Hospital
Huddinge
Sweden


Koulil S. Spillekom-van
Health, Medical and Neuropsychology Unit, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Science
Leiden University, Institute of Psychology
Leiden
/
Department of Medical Psychology
Radboud University Medical Centre
Nijmegen
The Netherlands


L. Tomas Aragones
University of Zaragoza
Aragon Health Sciences Institute (IACS)
Zaragoza
Spain


J.C. Ulnik
Pathophysiology and Psychosomatic diseases
Psychology School, Buenos Aires University
Buenos Aires
Argentina
/
Argentine Psychoanalytical Association / Mental Health Department, Medicine School
Buenos Aires University
Buenos Aires
Argentina


S. Van Beugen
Institute of Psychology, Health, Medical and Neuropsychology Unit, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Science
Leiden University
Leiden
The Netherlands
/
Department of Medical Psychology
Radboud University Medical Centre
Nijmegen
The Netherlands


A. Zalewska-Janowska
Medical University of Lodz
Psychodermatology Department
UK




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