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Acne breakouts, psoriasis flare-ups, eczema eruptions and unexplained hives could mean more than a skin irritation. An emerging field known as psychodermatology recognizes the powerful mind-body connection by addressing the underlying emotional issue in conjunction with the physical problem. Traditional treatments such as antibiotics and topicals are used alongside alternative methods such as relaxation, biofeedback, hypnosis, antidepressants and therapy.

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