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Research and Advances in Psychiatry

The interaction between skin and mind: the case of body dysmorphic disorder

Review article, 38 - 42
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This review explores the dynamic interaction between the mind and the skin and how this relationship can be insightful for psychiatrists and other clinicians. Our analysis mainly highlights the connection between a primary psychiatric disorders and dermatological symptoms. It focuses on body dysmorphic disorder and the major challenges in terms of both diagnosis and treatment to achieve the best outcome for patients’ physical ailments while treating psychiatric problems.