Posts Tagged ‘psychodermatology’

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) (For Professionals)

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) (For Professionals) frequency: it is common being present in: 11.9% of people in dermatology offices 8-15% of people in a cosmetic setting 1-2% of individuals in the population Cases which can resemble Body Dysmorphoc Disorder (BDD): Stigmatization feelings in objective dematological (skin) disorders BDD behaviour in eating disorders (eg anorexia) BDD […]

Psychological Factors In Nail Fungal Infections (For Professionals)

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Psychological Factors In Nail Fungal Infections (For Professionals) Prevalence affects at one time 3-8% of the general population Represents half of the total number of cases of nail conditions Toes are 4-7 times more frequently affected than fingernails Having onychomysosis has an Influence on: psyche well being social functioning pain Two parameters are studied: quality […]

Neurotic Excoriations (For Professionals)

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Neurotic Excoriations (For Professionals) The differential diagnosis is dermatitis artefacta, however patients with neurotic excoriations admit to scratching. The condition is more frequent in females Types of behaviour patterns inducing neurotic excoriations compulsive type: relieves anxiety impulsive type: relieves tension and brings arousal, pleasure. mixed type Patients with neurotic excoriations often suffer from one or […]

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