Psychosomatic Analysis of Atopic Dermatitis Using a Psychological Test

In patients with atopic dermatitis, psychosomatic factors are important elements in treating the condition

Masaru Arima; Yoshinori Shimizu; Junko Sowa; Tomohiro Narita; Izumi Nishi; Nakao Iwata; Norio Ozaki; Shuuji Hashimoto; Kayoko Matsunaga

2014

Scholarcy highlights

  • In patients with atopic dermatitis, psychosomatic factors are important elements in treating the condition
  • The severity of AD was evaluated using the severity classification described by Yoshiike et al Four psychological tests were used to examine depression, anxiety, personality, and upbringing experiences during childhood
  • The Beck Depression Inventory and Self-rating Anxiety Scale scores were high in the severe AD group
  • Among patients with the same grade of AD, the BDI and SAS scores were higher in the low IgE RIST group
  • The treatment of atopic dermatitis should include psychosomatic approaches

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