Consideration of dermatological diagnoses is outside of the remit of this chapter and those interested are referred to an appropriate medical text (e.g. Gawkrodger, 2002). However, it is important to acknowledge that there are multiple types of skin conditions, which can differ widely in terms of both specific symptoms and treatments, as such factors may have an impact upon the adjustment process (Porter et al., 1986). The term 'skin condition' as opposed to skin disease, will be used here when discussing this population in general, so as to be inclusive of the full range of dermatological conditions. This will include those acquired congeni-tally, such as port wine stains, as well as those resulting from diseases, such as psoriasis.
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