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Classification of Psychodermatological Disorders

Classification of Psychodermatological Disorders

 

Diagnosing an underlying psychiatric component in a patient who has skin disease involves several dimensions. Evaluation is challenging but it plays a major role in creating an effective treatment plan. There is no universally accepted classification of psychodermatological disease, but this list serves as a general overview of these disorders.

 
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PSYCHODERMATOLOGICAL DISORDERS

Psychophysiological disorders

 

Acne

Aphthosis

Atopic dermatitis

Herpes simplex

Hyperhidrosis

Pruritus

Psoriasis

Rosacea

Seborrheic dermatitis

Urticaria

Psychiatric disorders with dermatological symptoms

Body dysmorphic disorder

Delusion of parasitosis

Dermatitis artefacta

Eating disorders

Neurotic excoriations

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Phobic states

Psychogenic purpura

Trichotillomania

Dermatological disorders with psychiatric symptoms

Acne excoriee

Albinism

Alopecia areata

Chronic eczema

Generalized psoriasis

Ichithyosiform syndromes

Neurofibroma

Rhinophyma

Vitiligo

Miscellaneous

Cutaneous sensory syndrome: glossodynia, vulvodynia, chronic itching

Pseudopsychodermatological disease

Psychogenic purpura syndrome

 

Note: Adapted from a Psychiatric Times article by Mohammad Jafferany, MD, titled "Psychodermatology: When the Mind and Skin Interact."

 

 
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