Diagnosis and management of psychodermatological problems: confidence levels among dermatologists and psychiatrists
Author(s) Muralidharan V.; Zahedi D.; Kaur B.; Goulding J.M.R.
Source Clinical and experimental dermatology; Dec 2019
Psychodermatology remains a niche sub-specialty in the United Kingdom (UK), with very few dedicated services available for patients with such problems. Despite this, up to 85% of dermatology patients say that psychosocial aspects of their skin disease are a major component of their condition, indicating an enormous unmet need.s1 Our perception is that general dermatologists and psychiatrists may lack confidence in diagnosing and managing patients with psychodermatological problems, the vast majority of whom will not be cared for in a specialist service.Copyright © 2019 British Association of Dermatologists.
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