Skin and Psyche


by

Klas Nordlind, Anna Zalewska-Janowska

DOI: 10.2174/97816810830181160101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-301-8, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-68108-302-5



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Practicing dermatologists are likely to encounter several patients who have psychological difficulties in dealing with various skin co...[view complete introduction]

Table of Contents

Foreword

- Pp. i

John Koo

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Preface

- Pp. ii

Klas Nordlind and Anna Zalewska-Janowska

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List of Contributors

- Pp. iii-iv (2)

Klas Nordlind and 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 and Alan Menter

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Acne Vulgaris: Psychological State

- Pp. 60-87 (28)

Lucia Tomas-Aragones and 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 and Padma Mohandas

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Understanding the Challenges in Management of Delusional Infestations

- Pp. 118-134 (17)

Mona Malakouti and 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 and Sandy R. McBride

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Psychological Treatments for Dermatological Conditions

- Pp. 167-185 (19)

Andrea W.M. Evers, Saskia Spillekom-van Koulil and 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 and Nordlind Klas

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Subject Index

- Pp. 231-239 (9)

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Foreword

Psychodermatology is a critically important aspect of dermatological practice because psychological factors significantly affect a large proportion of our patients. It is an entire field, not just one disease, such as psoriasis. As such, there are different areas within psychodermatology. One important area is psychophysiological disorders, whereby emotional stress frequently precipitates or exacerbates real skin condition. This is most often observed in inflammatory conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, but the influence of stress is also often reported in conditions without observable inflammation, such as vitiligo and alopecia areata. Another important area involves primary psychiatric disorder in which there are no real skin disorders; the lesions are all self-induced. This area includes delusion of parasitosis, neurotic excoriations, trichotillomania, and factitious dermatitis. The third important area is secondary psychiatric disorder where patient suffers from the negative consequence of disfigurement, such as depression, anxiety, and social phobia. Lastly, psychodermatology includes cutaneous sensory disorder where patient experiences distressing symptoms without visible primary skin lesions or diagnosable internal condition. 

This book on psychodermatology covers different areas. Moreover, within these areas, there are highly relevant diagnoses such as, skin picking and body dysmorphic disorder, which are discussed in detail in separate chapters. I highly recommend any practitioners of dermatology to familiarize himself/herself with psychodermatology through this clinically useful book that is easily accessible. The material in this book will undoubtedly greatly enhance our care of these patients who are the most unfortunate and miserable sufferers of psychodermatological disorders.

John Koo
Argentina Leon
UCSF Department of Dermatology
San Francisco
California
USA


Preface

Psychodermatology is a part of general dermatology. As dermatologists, we will definitely meet patients with parasite delusions and, neurotic excoriation/artefacts, dysmorphofobia, or stress-worsened eczema.

This area meets several challenges, such as economy and difficulties to assess the outcomes for the patients. At the same time, the area of psychodermatology has a substantial developmental capacity. This goes for patient’s clinical treatment as well as for more theoretical research.

Anna Zalewska-Janowska and I first met at an European Society of Dermatovenerology (EADV) conference in Gothenburg, and we decided to, together with experts in the respective fields, form this e-book in order to shed light on this important part of dermatology. Subsequently, we organized a few sessions on the Neurobiology of the Skin at European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) Congresses.

This e-book mainly aims at creating an interest for psychodermatology in dermatologists, both hospital based and colleagues working as private practitioners. Important issues dealing with chronic inflammatory diseases, facial dermatoses, artefacts, dysmorphophobia, parasite delusions, and therapeutic steps are dealt with.

Klas Nordlind
Department of Dermatology
Karolinska University Hospital, Solna
Stockholm
Sweden
&
Anna Zalewska-Janowska
Psychodermatology Department
Medical University of Lodz
Poland

List of 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




Reviews

Endorsement:

“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

“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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