Stressful Life Events, Social Support, Attachment Security and Alexithymia in Vitiligo

  title={Stressful Life Events, Social Support, Attachment Security and Alexithymia in Vitiligo},
  author={Angelo Picardi and Paolo Pasquini and Maria Sofia Cattaruzza and Paola Gaetano and Carmelo Franco Melchi and Giannandrea Baliva and Diana Camaioni and Albertina Tiago and Damiano Abeni and Massimo Biondi},
  journal={Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics},
  pages={150 - 158}
Background: It has often been suggested that stress might trigger vitiligo. However, only one study supported this hypothesis, and no study explored the role of other personality or social factors. Methods: Out-patients experiencing a recent onset or exacerbation of vitiligo (n = 31) were compared with out-patients with skin conditions in which psychosomatic factors are commonly were regarded as negligible (n = 116). Stressful events during the last 12 months were assessed with Paykel’s… 

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