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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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Abstract

TOHID, Hassaan; SHENEFELT, Philip D.; BURNEY, Waqas A.  and  AQEEL, Noorulain. Psychodermatology: An Association of Primary Psychiatric Disorders With Skin. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2019, vol.48, n.1, pp.50-57.  Epub June 17, 2019. ISSN 0034-7450.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rcp.2017.07.002.

The association of nervous system with skin is well documented. Many common psychiatric disorders can involve skin either directly or indirectly. We found an association of 13 primary psychiatric disorders leading to dermatological diseases, with association of 2 of 13 considered to be idiopathic. Association of the mind and body has long been studied. Several skin problems lead to psychological and psychiatric symptoms, however not all skin problems lead to psychiatric symptoms. On the contrary, many primary psychiatric illnesses appear to have associated skin disorders.

Keywords : Psycho-dermatology; Dermal and mental health; Depression and skin; Anxiety and skin; Schizophrenia and skin.

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