34. Psychosocial Aspects of Atopic Dermatitis

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP3,4,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD5,6 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD7,8
  1. Margaret DeJong MDCM, FRCPsych (Can), FRCPsych (UK)1,
  2. Ereni Skouta MMBS, MRCPsych, MSc1 and
  3. Mary T. Glover MA, FRCP, FRCPCH2

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch34

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

DeJong, M., Skouta, E. and Glover, M. T. (2011) Psychosocial Aspects of Atopic Dermatitis, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch34

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 4

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 5

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 6

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 7

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 8

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, NHS Trust, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Dermatology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, NHS Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • psychosocial aspects - of atopic dermatitis;
  • atopic dermatitis - and psychological symptoms in the child;
  • psychological morbidity, increasing in children - moderate to severe AD;
  • scratching, ways for children - in getting attention, provoking parents;
  • psychological impact on family;
  • maternal distress, low mood, guilt, self-blame and worry - frequent;
  • negative impact on families - and quality of life (QOL) questionnaires;
  • psychological stress - development and expression of atopy;
  • psychosocial assessment of child and family;
  • psychological approaches - in atopic dermatitis management

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Interaction between atopic dermatitis and psychological symptoms in the child

  • Psychological impact on the family

  • Psychoneuroimmunology

  • Psychosocial assessment of the child and the family

  • Psychosocial treatment approaches

  • Utility of psychological approaches in management of atopic dermatitis

  • References