Geriatric Psychodermatology: Psychocutaneous Disorders in the Elderly


Mohammad Jafferany, MD (Editor)
College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Central Michigan University, Saginaw, MI, USA

Katlein França, MD (Editor)
Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA

Series: Geriatrics, Gerontology and Elderly Issues
BISAC: PSY043000

The interaction between mind and skin diseases is the focus in psychodermatology. This important subspecialty is the result of the merging of two major medical specialties: psychiatry and dermatology. Research and existing publications in this field are mainly focused on the general population. The increase in life expectation and the increasing number of elderly individuals worldwide is making the geriatrics specialty more and more important. “Geriatric psychodermatology” is a combination of three medical specialties: Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Dermatology. The natural aging changes that occur in the skin can be a psychological challenge for many individuals, as well as various psychodermatological disorders pertaining to the elderly population, causing significant psychological and physical distress and impacting quality of life.

This is the first book ever published about this unexplored and eminent topic. This book presents a new perspective of known psychodermatological diseases in elderly populations. Psychological implications, impact on quality of life and holistic and integrated management of psychocutaneous diseases are the main focus of this book. The authors invite you to explore the geriatric psychodermatology field. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword Caroline S. Koblenzer, M.D.

Preface Eric Sorenson, BS and John Koo, M.D.


About the Editors



Chapter 1 – The Interface between Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Dermatology (pp. 3-8)
Mohammad Jafferany, M.D, FAPA and Katlein França, M.D., MSc

Chapter 2 – Doctor-Patient Relationship in Geriatric Psychodermatology (pp. 9-14)
Katlein França, M.D., MSc and Mariam Mahmud, BSc

Chapter 3 – Pharmacologic Management in Geriatric Psychodermatology (pp. 15-26)
Eric Sorenson, M.D., Gabrielle Brown, M.D., Mona Malakouti, M.D., John Koo, M.D. and Josie Howard, M.D.

Chapter 4 – Psychotherapies for Late Life Psychiatric Issues (pp. 27-38)
Ruqiya Shama Tareen, M.D. and Kinza Tareen, BS


Chapter 5 – Body Dysmorphic Disorder in the Elderly (pp. 41-52)
Lucia Tomas-Aragones, Ph.D. and Servando Marron, M.D.

Chapter 6 – Hair Disorders and Elderly Populations (pp. 53-66)
Anna Skrok, M.D., Lidia Rudnicka, M.D., Ph.D. and Malgorzata Olszewska, M.D.

Chapter 7 – Nail Disorders in Geriatric Population (pp. 67-76)
Adam Reich, M.D. and Jacek C. Szepietowski, M.D.

Chapter 8 – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in the Elderly (pp. 77-90)
Thelda Kestenbaum, M.D.


Chapter 9 – Vitiligo (pp. 93-104)
Tania Nely Rocha, M.D. and Rafael Henrique Rocha, M.D.

Chapter 10 – Atopic Dermatitis in the Elderly: A Behavioral Approach (pp. 105-112)
Christopher Bridgett, M.D. and Peter Noren, M.D.

Chapter 11 – Rosacea and Rhinophyma (pp. 113-126)
Shailee Patel, BS and Jonette Keri, M.D., Ph.D.

Chapter 12 – Hyperhidrosis (pp. 127-136)
Tulsie Patel, BS, Shailee Patel, BS and Katlein França, M.D., MSc

Chapter 13 – Seborrheic Dermatitis in Geriatric Psychodermatology (pp. 137-150)
Shailee Patel, BS, Tulsie Patel, BS and Katlein França, M.D., MSc

Chapter 14 – Urticaria and Elderly (pp. 151-170)
Ilknur Altunay, M.D. and Sibel Mercan, M.D.

Chapter 15 – Psoriasis: Psychological Burden and Quality of Life Implications (pp. 171-184)
Susana Coimbra, Ph.D., Alice Santos-Silva, Ph.D. and Américo Figueiredo, M.D., Ph.D.


Chapter 16 – Psychodermato-Oncology: Skin Cancers in the Elderly (pp. 187-194)
Katlein França, M.D., MSc and Keyvan Nouri, M.D.

Chapter 17 – Psychodermatological Side Effects of Chemotherapy (pp. 195-204)
Katlein França, M.D., MSc

Chapter 18 – Systemic Diseases with Psychocutaneous Involvement in the Geriatric Population (pp. 205-226)
Zeba Hasan Hafeez, M.D.

Chapter 19 – Cosmetic Dermatology for the Elderly (pp. 227-236)
Maria Helena Lesqueves Sandoval, M.D.

Chapter 20 – Cutaneous Sensory Syndrome: Chronic Cutaneous Dysesthesia (pp. 237-242)
Eva Wang, BS, John Koo, M.D. and Mohammad Jafferany, M.D., FAPA

Chapter 21 – Dermatological Infections in Geriatric Population (pp. 243-260)
Ruqiya Shama Tareen, M.D. and Kinza Tareen, BS

Chapter 22 – Bioethics, Ethics and Medicolegal Aspects in Geriatric Psychodermatology (pp. 261-268)
Reginaldo de França, MSc, Aparecida Porto França, MSc and Katlein França, M.D., MSc


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