Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9554

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Charalambos Costeris

External Faculty at the Integrated Behavioral Health Research Institute [IBHRI], Los Angeles, USA

  • Review Article   
    The Use of Draw-A-Person Test in Psychodermatology: How to Evaluate Children with Skin Conditions who Experience Emotional Difficulties
    Author(s): Charalambos Costeris*

    Managing the emotional impact of dermatological disorders in children with compulsive skin picking, trichotillomania, dermatitis artefacta, atopic dermatitis and pruritus is a particular challenge for dermatologists. Increased anxiety, low mood, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, as well as negative body image and low self-esteem are some of the difficulties reported in the literature. Their evaluation is usually difficult, especially in children who appear to be more sensitive and who have avoidant behavior. The Draw-A-Person test (D-A-P) seems to be a very helpful tool both in the evaluation of the above mentioned psychological difficulties, and in the identification of non-verbal behaviors that can occur during administration and also in the interpretation of its results. For this reason, it is suggested that the training and use of the test by dermatologists, who appear to be the firs.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248 /2155-9554.22.13.59

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