Psychodermatology from the perspective of a psychologist
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Submission date: 2014-12-07
Final revision date: 2015-01-12
Acceptance date: 2015-01-14
Online publication date: 2015-09-30
Publication date: 2015-09-30
Health Psychology Report 2015;3(4):269–280
The development of psychosomatics and health psychology contributed to the holistic perception of a patient, and therefore to the origin of psychodermatology. Psychodermatology is a relatively young field of knowledge, which stemmed from dermatology, psychiatry and psychology. The aim of the present article is to: 1) characterize the issues of psychodermatology and systematize knowledge about it, 2) determine the role of psychology in this interdisciplinary field of knowledge, and 3) draw attention to those aspects of psychodermatology which psychology is particularly focused on.
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