Dermatological conditions are intimately related to stress. Stress can affect, reveal or even exacerbate a number of skin disorders, including alopecia, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, pruritus, herpes, lichen planus, rosacea and urticarial. On the other hand, the skin disease itself could induce a secondary stress for the patient, influencing his or her quality of life. There is increasing evidence that stress influences disease processes and contributes to inflammation through the modulating hypothalamicpituitary- adrenal axis - releasing neuropeptides, neurotrophins, lymphokines and other chemical mediators from nerve endings to dermal cells. This is one of the first books published on this topic, focusing more on the basic science aspects of stress in dermatopathology (oxidants, antioxidants, and oxidative injury in dermatopathology, dermatopharmacology, and dermatotoxicology.) Most Psychodermatology texts adopt a practical approach to identify all types of Psychodermatology disorders, focusing on clinical treatment.
This concise title offers a comprehensive and didactic approach to skin diseases caused or exacerbated by stress, as well as covers the immunology, role and effect of stress on skin disease, and quality of life in dermatology. In the current programs of medical residency in dermatology, little is taught about the relationship between stress and skin diseases and this book is an important tool for young dermatologists and psychodermatologists in training.
i. Cover--title, editors ((Katlein Franca and Mohammad ii. Title - title, editors with their iii.Contentsiv. Prefacev. Forewordvi. List of contributorsvii.Acknowledgments Session 01 BASICS OF 01--- Introduction: Brain---Skin Connection:Skin Disorders and Stress02--- Neuroimmunology of Stress03--- Depression, Anxiety and Perception of Stress04--- Stress Management Techniques: Dealing with a "stressed patient"(Psychotherapy Methods/Relaxation Methods/04--Skin aging and Stress Session 02 PRIMARY PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS AND THEIR RELATION WITH STRESSPrimary psychiatric disorder refers to a skin disorder in which the primary problem is psychologic; the skin manifestations are self-induced"05--- Body Dysmorphic Disorder06--- Dermatitis Artefacta Syndrome07--- Dermatosis as a Result of Compulsive Disorders* Hair Disorders* Trichotilomania<* Trichotemenomania* Trichoteiromania Nail Disorders* Onychophagia* Onychotemnomania* OnychotilomaniaSession 03PSYCHOPYSIOLOGIC DISORDERS AND THEIR RELATION WITH STRESSSecondary psychiatric disorders affect patients with significant psychologicproblems that have a profoundly negative impact on their self--esteem and body image while psychophysiologic disorders are conditions that are frequently precipitated or exacerbated by emotional stress. 08--- Vitiligo09--- Acne10--- Rosacea11--- Psoriasis12--- Alopecia13--- Hyperhidrosis14--- Skin Cancer15--- Seborrheic Dermatitis16--- Urticaria17--- Herpes18--- Lichen Planus