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Psychiatric Features in Hyperhidrosis

  • Marianna Gonzalez de Oliveira Andrade
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Abstract

Primary hyperhidrosis and anxiety disorders possibly share the same ethiopathogenic pathways and may have a relationship mediated by autonomic overexcitation as a form of intermittent dysautonomia. High rates of anxiety are present in primary hyperhidrosis patients. In its turn, high rates of hyperhidrosis are present in patients with anxiety disorders. Therefore, clinicians should be aware of investigating this correlation and possible co-morbidity.

Keywords

Hyperhidrosis Anxiety Social anxiety disorder Excessive sweating Dysautonomia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marianna Gonzalez de Oliveira Andrade
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  1. 1.Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinSão PauloBrazil

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