Psychodermatology covers all aspects of how the mind and body interact in relation
to the onset and progression of various skin disorders. This book is the first text
written by a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, child specialists
and dermatologists for all the health professionals who treat patients with skin problems.
They cover a broad range of issues affecting these patients, including: stigma,
coping, relationships, psychological treatments, the impact on children, psychosocial
comorbidity, psychoneuroimmunology, quality of life and psychological treatments.
CARL WALKER is a health psychologist with wide practical and research experience
in the field of psychodermatology. He has published widely in health-based
psychology journals on the psychological and social aspects of skin disease and is
co-author of Understanding Skin Problems, a guide written to help skin disease
patients address the challenges they face when coping with the different aspects of
their illness.He also currently co-ordinates an EU-funded European-wide research
programme assessing risk factors for depression in primary care.
LINDA PAPADOPOULOS is a chartered health and counselling psychologist. She has
published widely in the field of medical psychology and psychodermatology and
gives specialist lectures around the world on working with clients with disfigurement
and skin disease. Her research is often featured in the media and her publications
such as Psychological Approaches to Dermatology andUnderstanding Skin Problems are
important contributions in the field of dermatology and disfigurement.