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With what skin diseases is psychodermatology considered effective?

Psychological factors are believed to play a role in a couple of common skin diseases, including psoriasis, acne, rosacea and eczema. In fact, a study found that 50 to 90 percent of patients with one of these conditions also had emotional triggers present. The appearance of both is what drives psychodermatologists. The American Academy of Dermatology also recognizes the benefits of considering the emotional aspect of skin disorders and that treating both the skin and the mind should help skin clear more quickly.

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