November 8, 2014
Alternate Journal: Clinics in dermatology
ISSN: 1879-1131 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23245980
Mental Disorders/complications/*drug therapy/psychology
Psychotropic Drugs/*therapeutic use
Skin Diseases/complications/*drug therapy/psychology
Stress, Psychological/complications/*drug therapy/psychology
Abstract: Psychocutaneous morbidity is commonly found in dermatologic practice. Patients generally refuse referral to psychiatry, and dermatologists cannot always provide psychotherapeutic support. By establishing an alliance with these patients and with working knowledge of the common psychotherapeutic agents used in dermatology, these patients can be managed comfortably by the clinician. The major categories of psychodermatologic agents include antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, and antiobsessive compulsive drugs. In addition, cutaneous dysesthesia and pruritus can be treated with psychotherapeutic agents when other treatments have been exhausted. The motivated dermatologist can apply this knowledge to treat these common yet challenging cases.
Notes: Park, Kelly Kyunghwa
Clin Dermatol. 2013 Jan-Feb;31(1):92-100. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2011.11.013.
Author Address: Department of Dermatology, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, 515 Spruce St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA. email@example.com
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4563Author: Pazyar, N., Yaghoobi, R., Bagherani, N. and Kazerouni, A.
Title: A review of applications of tea tree oil in dermatology
Journal: Int J Dermatol
Short Title: A review of applications of tea tree oil in dermatology
Alternate Journal: International journal of dermatology
ISSN: 1365-4632 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 22998411
Abstract: Tea tree oil (TTO) is an essential oil, steam-distilled from the Australian native plant, Melaleuca alternifolia. It has a minimum content of terpinen-4-ol and a maximum content of 1, 8-cineole. Terpinen-4-ol is a major TTO component which exhibits strong antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Tea tree oil exerts antioxidant activity and has been reported to have broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity against bacterial, viral, fungal, and protozoal infections affecting skin and mucosa. Several studies have suggested the uses of TTO for the treatment of acne vulgaris, seborrheic dermatitis, and chronic gingivitis. It also accelerates the wound healing process and exhibits anti-skin cancer activity. This review opens up new horizons for dermatologists in the use of this herbal agent.