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Our psychodiagnostic studies were concerned with two female patients considering themselves disfigured although their residual somatic findings were only minimal. Two main factors could be derived from analysis: "feelings of anxiety and insecurity" and "obsessive-compulsiveness". The compulsive and sometimes paranoid ideas of the patients suffering from… (More)
Discussing the medical importance of the topic, the necessity of cooperation with social-scientific disciplines is demonstrated. Reflecting some relevant psychological theories, an experimental concept for analysing the interpersonal communication with persons suffering from skin-diseases is developed. It is a purpose of this investigation, not only to get… (More)
Ten years' experience in handling psychosomatic aspects as part of dermatology courses in Göttingen have revealed an unexpected need for such courses among students. Our program includes lectures as well as work in small groups.
70 patients suffering from atopic dermatitis and receiving in-patient care were discharged for one or two days upon achieving an improved and stable dermatological state. Back in hospital after their short-term demission, two thirds of these patients showed a deterioration of their cutaneous condition. The majority of them were able to perceive a connection… (More)
The influence of pharmaceutics with unknown modes of action on an ultraviolet erythema with familiar etiology offers conclusions as to the pharmaceutic's points of operation. Inversely, the influence of pharmaceutics with a known mode of action on erythemas whose pathomechanism is unknown permits insights into the erythemas's etiology. Based upon these… (More)
We studied both the frequency of changes in the therapeutic management regarding in-patients with skin diseases and the estimation of these changes by dermatologists, nurses, and the patients concerned. Changing the procedures of topical treatment have been found a special source of conflict between doctors, nurses, and patients.
Current attempts in the research to identify a single relevant personality type amongst patients with psoriasis appear questionable from a factual and methodological approach. On the basis of psychometric personality data, we were able to identify five different personality structures amongst psoriatic patients. Therefore, in our opinion blanket testing… (More)
The psychosomatic aspects of the pruritus symptom of endogenous eczema patients are presented. The phenomenon of "scratching" is analysed descriptively from observations of the behavior of the patient and his family. Psychotherapeutic approaches as a supplement to the dermatological therapy of endogenous eczema are described.