Publications by authors named "Nathalie Feton-Danou"

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Psychological Consequences of the Most Common Dermatoses: Data from the Objectifs Peau Study.

Acta Derm Venereol 2020 Jun 11;100(13):adv00175. Epub 2020 Jun 11.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital of Brest, FR-29200 Brest, France. E-mail:

The prevalence of psychological disorders in patients with common skin diseases was assessed in a large representative sample of the French adult population. General health, as measured by the EQ5D score, was significantly lower if patients reported having rosacea, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, fungal infections, psoriasis or acne. The proportions of participants reporting being extremely anxious or depressed were higher in those who reported having rosacea, atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis. Difficulties in sexual and conjugal life were frequently reported by people with psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, urticaria and, in particular, acne. Sleep disorders were present in 30-50% of those who reported having acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis or urticaria. Sleep disorders may be related not only to pruritus, but also to disfiguring skin diseases. Anxiety and depression complications were mainly reported by those with disfiguring diseases. Sexual and conjugal dysfunctions were associated with all dermatoses (with the exception of warts).
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/00015555-3531DOI Listing
June 2020

Psychogenic skin excoriations: diagnostic criteria, semiological analysis and psychiatric profiles.

Acta Derm Venereol 2012 Jul;92(4):416-8

Department of Dermatology, European University of Brittany, University of Brest, University Hospital, FR-29609 Brest, France.

Psychogenic excoriations are also called neurotic excoriations, dermatillomania or skin picking syndrome. We proposed diagnostic criteria and then performed a study of the psychiatric profiles of outpatients with psychogenic excoriations and the circumstances around the creation of these excoriations. Although the results must be interpreted with caution because the study was performed with only 10 patients, interesting data is provided about the onset of psychogenic excoriations, the behaviour of picking, and comorbidity. Common or specific characteristics were identified according to type of case. The majority of patients associated first excoriations with personal problems. Four patients reported abuse in childhood or adolescence. This study confirms that skin picking is an impulsive reaction and does not belong to the obsessive-compulsive disorders: impulsivity is defined by ineffective or failing control resulting in uninhibited behaviour.
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July 2012

Functional itch disorder or psychogenic pruritus: suggested diagnosis criteria from the French psychodermatology group.

Acta Derm Venereol 2007 ;87(4):341-4

Department of Dermatology, Brest University Hospital, Brest Cedex, France.

Functional itch disorder or psychogenic pruritus is a poorly defined diagnosis. This paper sets out the proposed diagnostic criteria of the French Psychodermatology Group (FPDG). There are three compulsory criteria: localized or generalized pruritus sine materia, chronic pruritus (>6 weeks) and the absence of a somatic cause. Three additional criteria from the following seven items should also be present: a chronological relationship of pruritus with one or several life events that could have psychological repercussions; variations in intensity associated with stress; nocturnal variations; predominance during rest or inaction; associated psychological disorders; pruritus that could be improved by psychotropic drugs; and pruritus that could be improved by psychotherapies.
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October 2007