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Addressing the Need to Use Psychological Tests in the Field of Dermatology

Addressing the Need to Use Psychological Tests in the Field of Dermatology

Charalambos Costeris1,2*, Joshua J Matacotta2

Journal Title:Journal of Dermatology Research
Abstract


Dermatological patients’ psychological difficulties are one of the many challenges that dermatologists face in their everyday practice. The use of psychological assessment can benefit dermatologists to detect vulnerable patients who lack the opportunity to be referred to mental health professionals. For this reason, if dermatologists collaborate more frequently with clinical health psychologists, dermatological patients would be properly assessed. This would lead in the creation of psychodermatology units in which patients’ emotional difficulties can be treated holistically.