Psychodermatology

This free Dermatology CPD module will assess your knowledge of psychodermatology. On successful completion of all 11 questions, you'll be awarded with a 1 Hour CPD Certificate. Sponsored by Sanofi.

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1 CPD HOURS

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Psychodermatology | Module Overview

The mind and the skin are inextricably linked. Many dermatological conditions are exacerbated by stress, and cause significant psychosocial distress to patients. Additionally, psychodermatology also encompasses a rare group of primary psychiatric disorders in which there are psychiatric symptoms (e.g. delusions, obsessions, compulsions) that manifest with skin symptomatology.

The challenge for the dermatologist is to recognise these conditions so that they are included in your differential diagnosis, and to work in conjunction with psychiatrists to initiate and monitor treatment. Management is often challenging, with many patients lacking insight and often resisting referral to psychiatric specialists. A good dermatologist should have an awareness of the appropriate medical and psychological treatments options available to them, and develop a good rapport with patients to improve the chances of a patient successfully engaging with treatment.

Once you complete the module - and achieve the minimum pass rate of 60% - you'll be awarded with a downloadable 1 hour CPD Certificate, which you can print or upload to your CPD Portfolio.


Aims and Objectives

This module is composed of 11 assessment questions on psychodermatology. On successful completion of this module, you will have an improved understanding of:

Typical presentations of psychocutaneous disorders including dermatitis artefacta, delusional parasitosis, acne excoriée, neurotic excoriations and trichotillomania

Differential diagnosis for the common psychocutaneous conditions listed above

The impact of mood on common dermatological conditions and the potential of treatments to influence psychiatric well being

Most common treatments for psychocutaneous conditions and their important side effects


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