Psychosomatic factors in dermatology

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Patients need not only dermatologic problem-solving skills to manage the physical care demands and the changes in lifestyle caused by skin diseases, but also emotion-regulating skills to handle numerous psychosocial tasks related to illness, such as uncertainty, fear, and lack of control. Skin diseases should be measured not only by symptoms, but also by other physical, psychologic, and social parameters. Knowledge of mind-body-environment interactions and interventions can help to improve patients' skin conditions and ultimately their quality of life. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.




Urpe, M., Pallanti, S., & Lotti, T. (2005). Psychosomatic factors in dermatology. Dermatologic Clinics. W.B. Saunders.

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