TYPES OF PSYCHODERMATOLOGIC DIS­OR­DERS

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PSY­CHO­PHYS­I­O­LOG­I­CAL

Skin prob­lems that are phys­i­o­log­i­cal in ba­sis but can be ex­ac­er­bated by stress and emo­tional fac­tors: acne, eczema, der­mati­tis, pso­ri­a­sis, rosacea, ur­ticaria (hives)

SE­CONDARY PSY­CHI­ATRIC

A cos­met­i­cally dis­fig­ur­ing or po­ten­tially so­cially stig­ma­tiz­ing skin dis­or­der, which can pro­duce feel­ings of shame, poor self-es­teem, de­pres­sion and anx­i­ety: acne, vitiligo, pso­ri­a­sis

PRI­MARY PSY­CHI­ATRIC

Symp­toms of psy­chi­atric dis­or­der: tri­chotil­lo­ma­nia (chronic hair pulling), body dys­mor­phia (dis­tress about an imag­ined or mi­nor de­fect), der­mati­tis arte­facta (self­in­flicted dam­age to skin)

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