Relaxation therapies in the treatment of psoriasis and possible pathophysiologic mechanisms.

@article{Winchell1988RelaxationTI,
  title={Relaxation therapies in the treatment of psoriasis and possible pathophysiologic mechanisms.},
  author={S A Winchell and Richard A Watts},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={1988},
  volume={18 1 Pt 1},
  pages={101-4}
}
Psychologic factors play a role in many dermatologic disorders, giving rise to the possible use of psychotherapeutic modalities in treatment. Regarding psoriasis, emotional factors have a strong correlation with onset and flare-ups. The psychophysiologic mechanisms involved are not known; however, stress and its effect on the autonomic nervous system and the immune system may play a significant role in the onset and course of psoriasis. Relaxation and mere suggestion also affect the autonomic… CONTINUE READING

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