Stress and Skin Disorders

Basic and Clinical Aspects

  • Katlein França
  • Mohammad Jafferany

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ruqiya Shama Tareen, Kinza N. Tareen
    Pages 1-10
  3. Madhulika A. Gupta, Aditya K. Gupta
    Pages 11-17
  4. Maria Helena Lesqueves Sandoval, Eloisa Leis Ayres
    Pages 39-45
  5. Katlein França, Aparecida Porto França, Reginaldo de França
    Pages 47-53
  6. Jacek C. Szepietowski, Radomir Reszke
    Pages 55-74
  7. Annelyse Cristine Ballin, Bettina Carvalho, Katlein França, Flavia Lira Diniz
    Pages 75-85
  8. Madhulika A. Gupta, Aditya K. Gupta
    Pages 87-97
  9. Zeba Hasan Hafeez
    Pages 99-104
  10. Katlein França, Torello Lotti
    Pages 105-111
  11. Sarah H. Hsu, Neelam A. Vashi
    Pages 113-118
  12. Christopher Bridgett, Peter Norén
    Pages 119-125
  13. Ladan Mostaghimi
    Pages 127-135
  14. Vincent M. Hsu, Vidhi V. Shah, Adam S. Aldahan, Stephanie Mlacker, Sahal Samarkandy, Keyvan Nouri
    Pages 137-148
  15. Tulsie Patel, Shailee Patel, Katlein França, Jonette Keri
    Pages 149-154
  16. Anna Skrok, Lidia Rudnicka
    Pages 155-164
  17. Clinton Enos, Tulsie Patel, Shailee Patel, Katlein França
    Pages 165-169
  18. Kinza N. Tareen, Ruqiya Shama Tareen
    Pages 171-184
  19. Olivia Hughes, Flor MacQuhae, Adele Rakosi, Ingrid Herskovitz, Robert S. Kirsner
    Pages 185-207
  20. Bárbara Roque Ferreira, José Carlos Cardoso
    Pages 209-225
  21. Katlein França, Mohammad Jafferany
    Pages 227-235
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 251-257

About this book


Dermatological conditions are intimately related to stress. Stress can affect, reveal or even exacerbate a number of skin disorders, including alopecia, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, pruritus, herpes, lichen planus, rosacea and urticarial. On the other hand, the skin disease itself could induce a secondary stress for the patient, influencing his or her quality of life. There is increasing evidence that stress influences disease processes and contributes to inflammation through the modulating hypothalamicpituitary- adrenal axis – releasing neuropeptides, neurotrophins, lymphokines and other chemical mediators from nerve endings to dermal cells.

This is one of the first books published on this topic, focusing more on the basic science aspects of stress in dermatopathology (oxidants, antioxidants, and oxidative injury in dermatopathology, dermatopharmacology, and dermatotoxicology.) Most Psychodermatology texts adopt a practical approach to identify all types of Psychodermatology disorders, focusing on clinical treatment. This concise title offers a comprehensive and didactic approach to skin diseases caused or exacerbated by stress, as well as covers the immunology, role and effect of stress on skin disease, and quality of life in dermatology. In the current programs of medical residency in dermatology, little is taught about the relationship between stress and skin diseases and this book is an important tool for young dermatologists and psychodermatologists in training.



skin diseases psychodermatology stress oxidants and antioxidants dermapathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Katlein França
    • 1
  • Mohammad Jafferany
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro Studi per la Ricerca Multidisciplinare e Rigenerativa Department of DermatologyUniversità degli Studi Guglielmo MarconiRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryCentral Michigan University College of MedicineSaginawUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46351-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46352-0
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