Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2001;3:227-229
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Psychodermatologic disorders, which involve interactions between
the skin and the mind, can be classified into 3 broad
categories: psychophysiologic disorders, primary psychiatric
disorders with a dermatologic component, and secondary psychiatric
disorders stemming from skin disfigurement. Psychophysiologic
disorders are skin conditions that are often preceded
or worsened by emotional stress; such conditions include acne,
psoriasis, and urticaria (hives). Treatment of psychophysiologic
disorders should target both the skin condition itself and the underlying
psychological, social, and/or occupational stress.