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Classification of Psychodermatological Disorders

Classification of Psychodermatological Disorders

  • 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

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 slideshow serves as a general overview of these disorders.

CLASSIFICATION OF 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

 

Source: Adapted from a Psychiatric Times article by Mohammad Jafferany, MD, titled "Psychodermatology: When the Mind and Skin Interact." This article, originally posted as a Tipsheet on February 22, 2012, has since been updated.

 

Comments

Ectoderm and neurological structures have the same origin in one of the three primary germ layers of an embryo.

Emanuel M. @

It is so interesting to know this classification. It will be more interesting to explore the treatment options. Thank you for publication.

Fernando @

This is avery important topic touching an area of interest really sat at the back of medical conditions that induse mental disorders so psychiatric manefistations of dermatology are of importance and should be put allways as priority

Alnayal @

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