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Personal history, especially education, psychosexual adjustment and marriage, children. Personality, especially interests, confidence, expressiveness and obsessiveness.

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Objective findings Physical Skin, other systems. Mental Especially attitude, intelligence, personality, rapport.

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Photograph? Laboratory investigations?

Prognosis Score out of 10 (10 the best) — give reasons.

Part two programme from patient handbook 1. The vicious circle. 2. The three levels of treatment. 3. Level 1: emollient treatment — principles of, instruc­ tions how. 4. Level 2: topical steroid treatment — principles of, instructions how. 5. Level 3: habit reversal — principles of behavioural change, specific measures, general measures, self-prescription for new behaviours.

Final advice visit two • •

Prescriptions for Levels 1 and 2: written out in patient handbook. Instruct continuous registration.

Visit Three Review 1. Registration of scratching frequency. 2. When mostly?

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Atopic Skin Disease - A Manual For Practitioners  

An account of a new behavioural approach to the treatment of atopic eczema, written for practitioners, but also for patients

Atopic Skin Disease - A Manual For Practitioners  

An account of a new behavioural approach to the treatment of atopic eczema, written for practitioners, but also for patients