Anti-stress treatment applicable to dermatological care

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Dermatological disorders including atopic dermatitis has some features of psychosomatic disorders and/or co-morbidity of depression/anxiety. Significantly high odds ratio of depression and anxiety disorders was reported in patients with atopic dermatitis. Antidepressants and antianxiety drugs are representative agents that control the stress response. Especially, antidepressants are basic drugs which act via inhibition of transporter proteins of serotonin and/or noradrenaline. Behavioral modification is more important to treat stress-related disorders. Atopic dermatitis patients with psychosomatic features will have great gain if dermatologists diagnose depression/anxiety of them and treat them with psychopharmacotherapy and simple psychotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalSkin Research
Issue numberSUPPL. 20
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct


  • Antidepressant
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Psychosomatic disease
  • Psychotherapy
  • Stress


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