Editors: "Klas Nordlind", "Anna Zalewska-Janowska"

Skin and Psyche

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $151
Printed Copy: US $131
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.


Review 1


“Despite its prevalence and impact on the patient’s quality of life, psychodermatology has mainly been an underrepresented part within dermatology and medicine. Therefore, it is a great pleasure to read and recommend the first edition of Skin and Psyche to a broad medical community. The chapters cover the pathobiology of psychodermatological disorders, and also give an excellent overview about the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of dermatological and somatoform disorders which is of practical help for a practitioner on a daily basis. In addition, the book gives important guidelines on how to treat those patients using state-of-the-art psychological and psychosomatic therapies, and how to build a center-of-excellence for patients suffering from psychodermatological diseases. I am certain that this book will become a standard for physicians interested in psychodermatology research and patient care.”

Professor Martin Steinhoff, MD, PhD, FRCPI
Chairman & Director
Dept. of Dermatology and UCD Charles Institute for Dermatology
Dublin, Ireland

Review 2

“At last, the age-old debates about the Skin and Psyche are moving into the scientific realm. This excellent book builds on the recent broad body of knowledge in this subject (psychodermatology). Norlind and Zalewska-Janowska have choreographed 20 leaders in the field to provide an essential read for all interested in practical clinical psychodermatology.”

Professor Andrew Y Finlay CBE FRCP
Department of Dermatology and Wound Healing
Cardiff University School of Medicine
Cardiff, UK


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