Understanding Skin Problems: Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis and Related Conditions

Overview

As suffers will know, any dermatological condition can have a devastating effect leading to feelings of isolation and depression.

Filling the gap between medical advice and lay knowledge, Understanding Skin Problems provides crucial information to help you understand the various aspects of your condition - psychological and social as well as medical - so that you can improve the quality of your life and learn to cope better with the problem.

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Overview

As suffers will know, any dermatological condition can have a devastating effect leading to feelings of isolation and depression.

Filling the gap between medical advice and lay knowledge, Understanding Skin Problems provides crucial information to help you understand the various aspects of your condition - psychological and social as well as medical - so that you can improve the quality of your life and learn to cope better with the problem.

Written in easy-to-understand language, it offers a positive, hopeful outlook and includes lists of organizations for further help.
* Broad coverage relevant to a wide range of skin conditions
* Written in a very accessible style
* Lists of further help, organisations etc included

Linda Papadopoulos is a Reader in Psychology and a chartered counselling and health psychologist. She currently works as a course director at London Guildhall University. She has published extensively in the fields of medical and counselling psychology and has been invited to present her research at various international conferences. She has also appeared on a variety of television programmes such as 'Big Brother' as their expert psychologist.
Carl Walker is a Research Psychologist at London Guildhall University where he is currently finishing a PhD in psychodermatology. He comes from a biological background, having graduated in biology from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London.

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"…The book is written by leading psychologists amd is packed full of top tips for sufferes…" (The Waiting Room, Summer 2003)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470845189
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/10/2003
  • Series: Understanding Illness & Health Series , #2
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 493,520
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

About the author.

1. Introduction.

2. Myths about skin disease, the media and stigma.

3. Facts about skin disease: causes and prevalence.

4. Social coping.

5. The impact of skin disease on relationships.

6. Children and skin disease.

7. Treatment 1: The people (health professionals, skin camouflage and support groups).

8. Treatment 2: Psychology and skin disease.

9. How do I . . .?

Useful addresses.

References and suggested further reading.

Index.

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