November 8, 2014
Notes: de Paula Samorano-Lima, Luciana
Quiterio, Ligia M
Sanches, Jose A Jr
Neto, Cyro Festa
Int J Dermatol. 2014 Jun;53(6):685-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2012.05818.x. Epub 2013 May 15.
Author Address: Department of Dermatology, Hospital das Clinicas of the University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4518Author: de Zoysa, P.
Title: Psychological interventions in dermatology
Journal: Indian J Dermatol
Short Title: Psychological interventions in dermatology
Alternate Journal: Indian journal of dermatology
ISSN: 1998-3611 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23372215
Abstract: The objective of this paper is to introduce and emphasize the importance of psychological interventions for those with dermatological conditions. In keeping with the current literature, the author envisages a two-tier approach in the provision of such psychological interventions. Firstly, most patients with dermatology conditions may not require psychological change. Instead, they could be approached with effective doctor-patient communication skills, within a context of empathy and positive regard. At the second tier, however, based on the clinical interview, some patients may require varying degrees of psychological change in order to better manage their illness. In such a context, a dermatologist with training in psychotherapy would be required. In the absence of such a person, the patient may be referred to a psychologist or another mental health professional trained in psychotherapy.
Notes: de Zoysa, Piyanjali
Indian J Dermatol. 2013 Jan;58(1):56-60. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.105312.