WCM Dermatologist Explains the Relationship Between Your Mind and Your Skin

Can your mind affect your skin? 

Dr. Richard Granstein, the Chairman of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Dermatologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian, thinks it may be possible.

New York Magazine’s lifestyle blog, The Cut, recently featured Dr. Granstein in an article about psychodermatology, which uses psychotherapy to help alleviate skin issues.

The Cut tapped Dr. Granstein to help explain the science behind the practice. The website also highlighted his research, which has explored the ways stress may affect skin issues such as acne, eczema or psoriasis.

“I think dermatologists have always accepted the fact that the skin and the mind are very intertwined,” he told the website. “I think it’s always been true. What’s different now is there is a scientific basis for understanding how the mind affects the skin.”

Read the article here.

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