Lisa Samalonis

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Polycystic ovary syndrome treatment requires holistic approach

August 01, 2012

For young women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), dermatologists must diagnose the underlying hormonal issues to best treat the related skin symptoms, explains Helen M. Torok, M.D., medical director, Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery, Medina, Ohio.

Psychological components of hair disorders require co-management

June 01, 2012

Hair disorders such as alopecia areata and trichotillomania often involve a complex mind-body connection that dermatologists must untangle, according to Wilma Bergfeld, M.D., in practice at the Cleveland Clinic. "Management of these types of conditions often requires consultation and support of a psychologist or psychiatrist," she says.