Mental Health Awareness - Psychodermatology 

Psychologist Dr. Mina Guirguis' interview with Ghazal Ghafari

Thank you for joining us for HSConnect's new informational and awareness series focused on psychodermatology, where we dive deeper into the mind-body connection! Please note that this interview and series are not meant to replace counseling, therapy or psychological services. Neither this interview, nor any information contained within it, are a substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. If you need help or need to talk to someone, please reach out to the resources shared on HSConnet.org and below:

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Below are websites, books, and article links discussed during the interview: 

 

Dr. Mina Guirguis contact information

 

https://www.theemotionalwellnesscenterforskindisorders.com/

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/mina-guirguis-la-mirada-ca/121538

 

Psychology Today Therapist Finder

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us?tr=Hdr_Brand

 

Mind Over Mood Workbook 

https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Over-Mood-Second-Changing/dp/1462520421

 

https://www.mindovermood.com/

 

Deep Breathing Examples 

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/relaxation-techniques-breath-control-helps-quell-errant-stress-response

 

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/decrease-stress-by-using-your-breath/art-20267197

 

Imagery Technique Examples 

https://wa.kaiserpermanente.org/kbase/topic.jhtml?docId=uz2270

 

https://www.choc.org/programs-services/integrative-health/guided-imagery/

(guided sound audio focused on pediatric patients)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ybuaQ3h6E


Regarding pain management and HS, Dr. Mina Guirguis wanted to add more information to his answer from the recorded interview. Please see his additional comments below: 

 

“When someone is presenting with physical pain at our office we provide validation, understanding, and help the patient recognize how their pain affects their emotional reactions to other and how do they deal with it. Also, help them explore better ways of dealing with it. We also, explore obstacles that might hinder them from dealing with their pain in a better way.”

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