Assoc. Prof. Dr. Razvigor Darlenski
Acibadem Cityclinic Tokuda Hospital Sofia Bulgaria
PSYCHODERMATOLOGY-THE LINK BETWEEN THE PSYCHE AND THE SKIN
Author: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Razvigor Darlenski
Psychodermatology, a relatively new discipline on the boundary between psychiatry and dermatology, focuses on the neuropsychologic aspects of skin diseases as well as on the skin manifestations of certain psychopatological conditions such as trichotillomania, parasitophobia, venerophobia, and bromhidrosis. It comprises the practice of treating skin disorders using psychological and psychiatric techniques. The aim of this talk is to discuss some novel practical aspects of psychodermatology.
Razvigor Darlenski is a dermatologist coming from Bulgaria. In 2014 he was selected as an associate professor at Trakia University, Stara Zagora. In 2010 he has defended a PhD thesis on the role of epidermal barrier for skin irritation and sensitization. Currently he is working as dermatologist at Tokuda Hospital Sofia, Bulgaria. Dr. Darlenski has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journal and he is also an author of 12 book chapters. Dr. Darlenski is a member of the following organizations: Bulgarian Dermatological Society (BDS), member of the Honours & Awards committee of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Junior working group of the World Allergy Organization, European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, European Epidermal Barrier Research Network, European Network for Cutaneous Adverse Effects of Drugs (ENCAD), European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies, Union of Scientist in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Allergology Society, Bulgarian Medical Association, National Bulgarian Society of Aesthetic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine, International society of skin physiology and pharmacology (ISP).
He is a winner of several awards among which Inaugural Edward L. Keyes award of the IACD for this meeting in Cancun (2012), Winner of the EER fellow award of the ESDR and ASDV (2013), Michael Hornsetin Memorial Scholarship of the EADV (2009).
His research interests are focused on skin barrier, drug reactions of the skin, skin irritation, contact allergy, urticaria, atopic eczema, and non-invasive methods in dermatology.