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Psicologia Hospitalar

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RIBEIRO, Cristiana Mara; GASCON, Maria Rita Polo; MORETTO, Maria Livia Tourinho  e  DE LUCIA, Mara Cristina Souza. Introductory study about humor disorders and self-esteem on women with skin diseases. Psicol. hosp. (São Paulo) [online]. 2010, vol.8, n.2, pp.02-23. ISSN 2175-3547.

The skin is the first contact organ with the external ambient and the structuring element on self-image construction and can compromise the way the person deals with herself and the others, causing or intensifying humor disturbances. Therefore, this article studies the presence of Humor Disorders (anxiety and depression) on 47 women interned on Dermatologic Nursery of a University Hospital, evaluating the impact of skin diseases on their self-esteem and self-perception. Three instruments were used: Mini Mental, Social Demographic Questionnaire and PRIME-MD. It was possible to observe the frequency of 53,2% Depression and 59,6% Anxiety and that skin diseases have influence on mental and physical health of the patients, wich have feelings of discomfort and isolation attitudes.

Palavras-chave : Dermatology; Women; Skin disorder; Humor diseases; Self-esteem.

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