Living with a skin condition can have a significant impact on way of life and emotional well-being. Psychodermatology is the practice of treating a skin condition using psychological techniques.
This book is a concise guide to psychodermatology for dermatologists. Beginning with an overview providing clinicians with an understanding of the psychological issues associated with dermatological issues.
The following chapters discuss different types of skin disorder and treatment strategies including meditation, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and psychopharmacology. The text differentiates clearly between primary and secondary psychological disorders, and psychophysiological conditions.
A complete section is dedicated to assessment tools and questionnaires.
Each chapter begins with a ‘key points’ section and includes case vignettes to assist learning.
- Concise guide to management of psychological impact of skin disorders
- Covers numerous skin conditions and treatment methods
- Complete section provides clinicians with assessment tools and questionnaires
- Each chapter includes ‘key points’ and case vignettes
Abdul Latheef EN
Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical college, Kozhikode, Kerala, India