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Webinar recap | Skin and mind health from the psycho-biological perspective

Medcan dermatologist and psychologist discuss integrative approaches to skin conditions affected by stress

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Traditionally, medical skin care has been viewed and treated from the biological perspective. In this webinar broadcast on May 30, 2018, Medcan panelists Dr. Kristy Bailey, a double board-certified dermatologist in Canada and the U.S., and Dr. Ricardo Flamenbaum, a clinical and rehabilitation psychologist and CACBT-certified cognitive behavioural therapist, explored preventive measures and treatment options to skin health from a psycho-biological perspective.

Drs. Bailey and Flamenbaum discussed how medical dermatology and psychology overlap, in what is sometimes referred to as psycho-dermatology. Here’s what we covered:

  • Prevalence and types of skin disorders impacted by stress with a focus on psoriasis, eczema, acne and pruritus (itching)
  • What is the link between stress and skin health: when is stress helpful? when is stress harmful?
  • 3 ways psychology interacts with skin health
  • Self-care solutions and medical strategies

You can watch the entire webinar below.  Please note, a section (8:52 to 16:52) was re-recorded due to technical difficulties during the original recording.



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