J Am Acad Dermatol 2013 Jan 3;68(1):47-52. Epub 2012 Sep 3.
Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA.
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Int J Dermatol 2010 Jul;49(7):784-9
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA.
Background: To assess the level of training in, and awareness and attitude about, psychocutaneous disorders among dermatologists.
Methods: A mail-in survey was sent to all members of Washington State Dermatology Society, who were requested to provide information on demographic variables; level of training, skills, and degree of comfort in managing psychodermatologic disorders; referral patterns, knowledge of patient and family resources on psychodermatology; and interest in continuing medical education on psychocutaneous disorders.
Results: Of 237 mailed surveys, 102 were returned for analysis. Read More
Clin Dermatol 2013 Jan-Feb;31(1):92-100
Department of Dermatology, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, 515 Spruce St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA.
Psychocutaneous morbidity is commonly found in dermatologic practice. Patients generally refuse referral to psychiatry, and dermatologists cannot always provide psychotherapeutic support. By establishing an alliance with these patients and with working knowledge of the common psychotherapeutic agents used in dermatology, these patients can be managed comfortably by the clinician. Read More
South Med J 2010 Dec;103(12):1199-203
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA.
Objective: To assess the level of training, awareness and attitude about psychocutaneous disorders among psychiatrists.
Methods: A mail-in survey was sent to all members of the Washington State Psychiatric Association and the Washington State Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Survey respondents were asked about demographic variables, level of training, skills, and degree of comfort in managing psychodermatological disorders, referral patterns, knowledge of patient and family resources on psychodermatology, and interest in continuing medical education on psychocutaneous disorders. Read More
Semin Cutan Med Surg 2003 Sep;22(3):222-33
Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA.
Many patients with skin disorders have psychosocial issues associated with their chief complaints. New psychotropic agents with superior side effect profiles have become available to allow nonpsychiatric physicians to manage psychiatric patients safely with psychotropic agents that are effective, simple to administer, and well tolerated. Dermatologists who wish to help their patients with psychodermatologic conditions can greatly enhance their therapeutic armamentarium by becoming familiar with the use of a few selected psychotropic agents. Read More