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Psychosocial effects of vitiligo.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16405601     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A limited number of studies have paid attention to the psychosocial well-being of patients affected with vitiligo. We review the psychosocial effects of vitiligo, how patients deal with them and the psychiatric morbidity in vitiligo patients. Given the appreciable comorbidity, it is important to consider these observations in the management of patients, for example in patient-physician interaction but also in treatment strategies and evaluation of treatments. The effects of the psychological state on the disease itself together with the potential therapeutic implications are reviewed. Based on these data, we suggest how to further improve patient's management.
Authors:
K Ongenae; L Beelaert; N van Geel; J-M Naeyaert
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0926-9959     ISO Abbreviation:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-12     Completed Date:  2006-05-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216037     Medline TA:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological
Body Image
Humans
Quality of Life*
Self Concept
Vitiligo / psychology*,  therapy

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