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Vitiligo pp 177-180 | Cite as

Quality of Life

  • Anuradha Bishnoi
  • Davinder Parsad
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Abstract

Vitiligo can induce considerable psychosocial stress and psychiatric comorbidity. Then, it is important to recognize and manage the psychological component not only to improve coping but also to obtain a better treatment response.

The training in assertiveness, relaxation skills and help in building self-confidence would have substantial effects on quality of life as well as treatment outcomes. In fact, social and psychological well-being increase when patients with facial disfigurement are helped to develop social skills and to confront their difficulties. There is need for a standardized quality of life evaluation tool which can quantify the psychosocial stress of vitiligo subject and which could be used for treatment evaluation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anuradha Bishnoi
    • 1
  • Davinder Parsad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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