University of Hertfordshire

The Interaction between the Skin and the Mind: The case of body dysmorphic disorder

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-42
JournalResearch and Advances in Psychiatry
Journal publication date1 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018


This review explores the dynamic interaction between the mind and the skin and how this relationship can be insightful for psychiatrists and other clinicians. Our analysis mainly highlights the connection between a primary psychiatric disorders and dermatological symptoms. It focuses on body dysmorphic disorder and the major challenges in terms of both diagnosis and treatment to achieve the best outcome for patients’ physical ailments while treating psychiatric problems

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