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Contemporary Diagnosis and Management <br/> in Psychodermatology<sup>®</sup><br />
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Contemporary Diagnosis and Management
in Psychodermatology®

Foreword by Josephine L. Howard, MD

With acknowledgment to Jenny E. Murase, MD

Psychodermatology is an emerging cross-disciplinary field of medicine that deals with the complex interaction between the mind and the skin. In this fascinating new handbook, Misha M. Heller and John Y. M. Koo, MD explore the psychological and emotional impact of disfiguring skin disease, and present strategies to improve quality of life for patients. They also discuss the contribution of mental illness, especially anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, to dermatologic disorders. This concise guide provides a clear and thorough overview of dermatologic and psychiatric diagnostic criteria and treatment guidelines, and offers practical advice for a constructive interpersonal approach to patients. It is sure to be a useful reference for any clinician who encounters dermatologic disorders in his or her practice.

John Y. M. Koo, MD, FAAD

John Y. M. Koo, MD, FAAD

Director, Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center 
Professor and Vice Chairman
Department of Dermatology, 
University of California Medical Center, San Francisco

Misha M. Heller, BA

Misha M. Heller, BA

Dean’s Research Scholarship Recipient
Keck School of Medicine,
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Table of Contents

Foreword by Josephine L. Howard, MD
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Classification of Psychodermatologic Disorders
Chapter 3: Delusions of Parasitosis
Chapter 4: Neurotic Excoriations, Acne Excoriée,
                 and Factitial Dermatitis
Chapter 5: Trichotillomania, Onychophagia,
                 and Other Impulse-Control Disorders
Chapter 6: Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Chapter 7: Psychological Aspects of Skin Conditions
Chapter 8: Cutaneous Dysesthesia
Chapter 9: Anxiolytics and Antidepressants
Appendix A: Summary of DSM-IV-TR Major Psychopathologies
Appendix B: Summary of Psychopharmacologic Agents
Index