Accessing psychological interventions specific to skin conditons can be challenging. People with skin conditions may benefit from referral to a psychodermatology clinic for targeted support. Local talking therapy services are usually accessible via GPs or patients can self-refer (Find an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT) – NHS (www.nhs.uk)). With the advent of virtual clinics there is the possibility of making these specialised services more accessible for patients regardless of location/ability to travel.
Self-help can be useful for those patients wanting to manage general psychological distress or seeking to develop coping strategies themselves. Utilising online applications (Mental health apps – NHS (www.nhs.uk)) is one way for patients to engage with self-directed psychological interventions.
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