Psycho-social dysfunction

Mar 01, 2004, 5:00am

Miami, Fla. - Dermatologists treating pediatric skin diseases should always look for related, underlying psycho-social issues and make referrals or offer solutions when problems are identified. The challenge is that sometimes the psycho-social issues from which children and teens suffer are not so obvious, according to Karen Mallin, Psy.D., instructor in the departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and dermatology and cutaneous surgery at University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami.