Review of foreign studies devoted to various aspects of psycho-dermatology (2010—2013)



The article presents several empirical studies by foreign scholars aimed at examination of various aspects of psycho-dermatology. It describes the main trends in the development of scientific interest to this question on the side of foreign researchers. The article introduces the main results of research and their implications for the medico-psychological support of patients suffering both from skin diseases, worsening due to psychogenic seizures, and mental disorders that are disguised by dermatologic manifestations. It gives the description of activities psycho-dermatological clinics in various foreign countries.

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Keywords: psycho-dermatology, personality traits, comorbid mental disorders, psychosocial aspects, psychological intervention, psycho-dermatological clinics

Journal rubric: Clinical Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Poddubnaya T.V. Review of foreign studies devoted to various aspects of psycho-dermatology (2010—2013) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2014. Vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 58–71. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Tat'iana V. Poddubnaya, Clinical Psychologist, Post-graduate Student of the Department of Individual and Group Psychotherapy of the Faculty of Consultative and Clinical Psychology, Moscow City University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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