Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology

: 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 306--314

Psychodermatoses in children

Iffat Hassan, Mohamad Abid Keen, Yasmeen Jabeen Bhat, Insha Latif 
 Department of Dermatology, STD & Leprosy, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr Iffat Hassan
Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College, Karan Nagar, Srinagar - 190 010, Jammu and Kashmir

The relationship between the skin and the psyche is undeniable. Hence, it becomes mandatory for the dermatologists to be alert for psychological conditions affecting the skin. Since cutaneous diseases are well known to cause a significant impact on a patient's quality of life, the relationship works the other way as well. Stress has been found to contribute to the severity of various dermatoses such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and acne. Awareness of psychodermatological disorders among dermatologists will lead to a more holistic treatment approach and better prognosis in this unique group of patients. This article summarizes various aspects of psychodermatology and focuses on psychodermatological disorders as well as highlights the interaction between psyche and skin.

How to cite this article:
Hassan I, Keen MA, Bhat YJ, Latif I. Psychodermatoses in children.Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 2019;20:306-314

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Hassan I, Keen MA, Bhat YJ, Latif I. Psychodermatoses in children. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 8 ];20:306-314
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