General: Introduction.- Prevalence of Somatic and Emotional Disorders. Specific Patterns of Disease: Primarily Psychogenic Dermatoses.- Multifactorial Cutaneous Diseases.- Secondary Emotional Disorders and Comorbidities. Special Focal Points in Dermatology: Allergology.- Andrology.- Cosmetic Medicine.- Psychosomatic Dermatology in Emergency Medicine.- Surgical and Oncological Dermatology.- Photodermatology.- Suicide in Dermatology.- Traumatization: Sexual Abuse.- Special Psychosomatic Concepts in Dermatology. From the Practice for the Practice: Psychotherapy.- Psychosomatic Psychodermatologic Primary Care.- Psychopharmacological Therapy in Dermatology.- SAD Light Therapy, Vagal Stimulation, and Magnetic Stimulation.- The Difficult or Impossible-To-Treat Problem Patient.- The Dermatologist's Personal Challenges Within the Institutional Framework: Developing the Psychodermatologic Practice.- Liaison Consultancy.- New Management in Psychosomatic Dermatology.- A Look into the Future. Appendix: Books on Psychosomatic Dermatology.- Contact Links.- ICD-10 Classification.- Glossary.
From the reviews:
"Many skin conditions have a psychiatric component, either causal ... or real disfigurement from a skin disease. This book attempts to describe these conditions. ... written for all physicians working in the areas of practical dermatology and psychosomatics. ... useful for anyone working with the mentally afflicted as it may help them to diagnose and address psychiatric conditions by observing the skin. ... In this, it is a very useful reminder to those who see patients with psychological aspects to their skin issues ... ." (Kathleen E Kramer, Doody's Review Service, September, 2009)