Psychological help for patients with dermatological disorders and chronic itching


  • R. Yaremkevych Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

Abstract

Somatic diseases are the cause of physical and psychological distress, which necessitates the study of factors affecting on adaptation patients to the disease and its treatment.Materials and methods. At medical center “Asklepiy”during 2016-2018 years, observed 134 patients with dermatologicaldisorderswith chronic itching, divided on groups according the level intensity of symptom. A package of psychodiagnostics techniques was used to assess the psychological status of the subjects.Results. Targets of psychological help in psycho-emotional sphere in patients with chronic itching include anxious-depressive symptoms, somatization, hypochondria, decreased mental productivity, insomnia, high levels of aggressiveness, hostility, alexithimia, in behavior patterns – ineffective coping and psychological defense mechanisms, in the psychosocial sphere – problems in interpersonal relations and perception of social support. Conclusions. Patients with dermatological pathology with chronic itching require implementing psychological help based on a comprehensive differentiated approach.

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2019-06-30
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Yaremkevych, R. (2019). Psychological help for patients with dermatological disorders and chronic itching. Fundamental and Applied Researches in Practice of Leading Scientific Schools, 33(3), 52-57. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.33531/farplss.2019.3.11