PSYCHOCUTANEOUS DISORDERS IN AYURVEDA - AN APPRAISAL

  • K Kavyashree Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka.
Keywords: Psychodermatology, Psychosomatism, Kustha

Abstract

Psychodermatology is a new descipline which deals with the interaction between skin and mind. Skin diseases are considered to be major cause of chronic suffering as they affect both body as well as mind. Psychodermatological disorders significantly affect the emotional sphere and psychosocial functioning of patients. Physiological and pathological  association of these two entities is well established in ayurveda. Treatment of psychocutaneous disorders in ayurveda is a combined appoach including both pharmacological and non pharmacological  interventions. A better understanding of psychocutaneous disorders help in an effctive management and improving the quality of life of patients.

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Published
2017-09-14