Singapore Med J 2012 Dec;53(12):789-93
Department of Dermatology, Changi General Hospital,Singapore.
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
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
Br J Dermatol 2013 Sep;169(3):600-6
Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, U.K.
Background: Dermatitis artefacta (DA) is a factitious skin disorder caused by the deliberate production of skin lesions by patients with a history of underlying psychological problems. The patient may not be fully aware of this, and the true extent of this disorder, especially in children, is currently unknown. Management of these patients is challenging as many fail to engage effectively with their dermatologist. Read More
Psychiatr Danub 2008 Sep;20(3):415-8
Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital "Sestre milosrdnice", Vinogradska cesta 29, Zagreb, Croatia.
Psychodermatological or psychocutaneous disorders are conditions resulting from the interaction between the mind and the skin. There are three major groups of psychodermatological disorders; psychophysiologic disorders, psychiatric disorders with dermatologic symptoms, and dermatologic disorders with psychiatric symptoms. Along with the standard dermatological treatment, majority of these disorders can be treated with cognitive-bihevioral psychotherapy, psychoterapeutic stress-and-anxiety-management technicques and psychotropic drugs. Read More