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Psychosomatic medicine

A comprehensive interdisciplinary framework for :
1. Assessment of psychosocial factors affecting individual vulnerability, course, and outcome of any type of disease
2. Holistic consideration of patient care in clinical practice
3. Integration of psychological therapies in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of medical disease


Negative coping strategies

Increased smoking
Increased alcohol intake


Psychosocial variables affecting vulnerability to illness

Presence of abuse at some point in life
• Lifeevents
• Grief reactions
•Perception of an environment as exceeding personal resources
• Interpersonal relationships providing a buffering role for stress
• Psychological assets and well-being


How can you assess what impact the skin condition is having on the patients life?

Dermatology life quality index