Stress And Skin Disorders

Stress can cause or aggravate skin disorders. This may happen because of stress’ effects on the body, like increasing levels of a hormone called glucocorticoids.

The field of psychodermatology specifically studies the connection between the mind and the skin . Stress-related skin problems include:


  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • trichotillomania
  • acne
  • rosacea
  • ichthyosis
  • vitiligo
  • hives
  • seborrheic dermatitis
  • alopecia areata
  • psychogenic purpura
  • hemangiomas

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