Pathogenesis of stress-associated skin disorders: exploring the brain-skin axis Academic Article uri icon


  • The association between psychological stress and skin diseases is well known from clinical practice and the literature. Stress - a complex adaptive response - acts on different levels of the nervous system and affects many organ systems. We review here the available knowledge regarding the possible mechanisms underlying stress actions in the pathogenesis and course of skin diseases.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007