"Essentials of Contemporary Psychodermatology" is a comprehensive new approach to the complex and fascinating relationship between the psyche and the soma. Behavioral medicine, psychodynamic theories and psychoneuroimmunology are incorporated with a modern philosophy of science to create both a novel and practical means of understanding the way the mind and skin interact. Recent theoretical physics and neurobiology findings are considered, making this synergistic approach truly interdisciplinary. Examples reveal the richness of this outlook and more effective treatment methods emerge. A review of and current treatment for psychocutaneous illness is included. The authors are particularly interested in working with patients and thus provide chapters on model clinics and teaching psychodermatology. This book concludes with future trends in psychodermatotherapy. Psychodermatology is therefore an excellent introduction for clinicians and scientists of dermatology, psychiatry, and psychology and a thought-provoking text for those already active in this area.
Post Modern Science and Philosophy and its Influence on our Postmodern Approach on Psychodermatology.- Basics of psychodermatology: A Postmodern Upgrade.- Psychoneuroimmunology and Postmodern Psychodermatology.- Psychotherapy and Postmodern Psychodermatology.- Nosology of psychodermatological Disorders Within a Postmodern Approach.- Therapeutic Approaches in Postmodern Psychodermatology. Future Trends.