Vitiligo pp 451-454 | Cite as

Psychological Interventions

  • Panagiota Kostopoulou
  • Alain TaïebEmail author


A low self-esteem and high levels of perceived stigma seem to be important factors for quality of life impairment in vitiligo patients. A simple visual analog scale from 0 to 10 with the notice ‘How much does your skin disease bother you currently?’ helps to measure coarsely how patients feel about their disease independently of medical findings. Patients with high perceived severity are the best targets of psychological interventions. Cognitive-behavioural therapy might help improve the quality of life, self-esteem and perceived body image.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Service de DermatologieHôspital St AndréBordeauxFrance

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