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Clinical Cases in Psychocutaneous Disease

Nguyen, Tien V., Wong, Jillian W., Koo, John

2014, XVII, 124 p. 6 illus. in color.

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  • Concise practical guidance to board certified dermatologists and dermatologists in training
  • Carefully themed to allow readers to gain a thorough practical knowledge of the wide range of cases they may seeCarefully illustrated to highlight evidence-based practice​


This concise practical guide has been designed to facilitate the clinical decision-making process in the management of psychocutaneous disease by reviewing a variety of cases and defining the various diagnostic and management decisions open to practitioners. Clinical cases are a key component in modern medical education, assisting the trainee or recertifying practitioner to work through unusual cases using best practice techniques. Each case within includes a narrative description and patient management tips.


Clinical Cases in Psychocutaneous Disease is the first text dedicated to cases and written by experts in the topic who treat patients with psychocutaneous problems. It will be an essential reference for those in dermatology training programs and experienced practitioners seeking a practical case-based guide.  



Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Psychodermatology - Psychosomatic medicine

Related subjects » Dermatology - Psychiatry

Table of contents 

Preface.- Part I: Psychologically Challenging Patient Encounters in Dermatology.- The “long list” patient.- The “Will you be my PCP?” patient.- The patient with unusual demands.- The fearful patient.- The patient with a chronic disease.- The angry patient.- The distrustful and poorly compliant patient.- Part II: Psychocutaneous Disease in Geriatric Patients.- Delusions of parasitosis in geriatric patients.- Neurotic excoriations and the elderly.- The geriatric patient with neurodermatitis.- Part III: Cases of Psychocutaneous Disease.- Formication without delusions.- The slightly delusional patient.- The delusional but hopeful patient.- The hopelessly delusional patient.- Drug-induced formication and delusions of parasitosis.- Other delusionoid beliefs.- Neurotic excoriations secondary to cutaneous dysesthesia.- Neurotic excoriations secondary to underlying major depression.- Neurotic excoriations with underlying psychosis.- Acne excoriée.- Trichotillomania.- Body dysmorphic disorder.- Factitial dermatitis.- Hyperhidrosis and an anxiety disorder.- Atopic dermatitis and a major depressive disorder.- Psoriasis and excessive stress.

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