The skin is the largest organ in the body. And when something goes wrong with the skin, it is often very visible. This means skin problems can have psychological complications.
Dr. Amy Wechsler is both a dermatologist and a psychiatrist. She can help her patients figure out when stress is aggravating their skin conditions, as well as how to minimize the social impact of problems like acne or psoriasis. Learn about treatments for rosacea, eczema, dry skin and wrinkles. She recommends Cetaphil cleanser or lotion and Cutemol for cracked fingertips.
Guests: Amy Wechsler, MD, a family dermatologist practicing in New York City, board-certified in both dermatology and psychiatry. Her hospital appointments include Assistant Clinical Professor in Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and Adjunct Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College. Her Web site is www.dramywechsler.com (Photo is of Dr. Wechsler)
Hilary Baldwin, MD, President of the American Acne and Rosacea Society, Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the State University of New York at Brooklyn.