The impact of skin conditions on selfesteem

It is hard for a child to grow up with a skin condition and for this not to have some impact on their self-esteem. However, the variation in the impact on self-esteem cannot be entirely attributed to the severity of the child's condition, because it is very dependent on psychological factors and the child's beliefs about their condition. It is possible for a child with very damaged skin to report high levels of self-esteem and vice versa for a young person with very trivial skin blemishes to...

Conclusion About Skin Diseases

This chapter has explored the impact skin disease has on couples and how attachment styles can influence the process of adjustment. It is evident that altered appearance, difficulties in communication, shifts in social networks and decreased sexual intimacy are triggers for acute and chronic stress that can threaten relationship functioning. Despite the aforementioned difficulties, the process of adjustment also provides couples with opportunities to discover untapped potential in their...