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The observant physician may witness a regular association between environmental stress and a flare up of psoriasis or acne in vulnerable patients. On the other hand, patients may present with dermatitides or hair loss that can only be explained by self-infliction. Psychological needs and motives that can bewilder the physician underlie these conditions.
This book provides a practical approach to the evaluation and management of psychological aspects of cutaneous disease. The first section contains an interesting discussion about the concept of psychosomatic illness followed by a surplrisingly concise review of psychiatric principles. The skin's role as an organ of perception
Psychocutaneous Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1989;110:756. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-9-756_1
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