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Anger and Disgust Emotions in Skin Disorders


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*image - Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions.

A recent study came to the conclusion that "The emotions of Anger and Disgust have been poorly explored in empirical studies, despite they could be theoretically considered a vulnerability factor for the development of skin disorders and the dermatological extreme consequences, as negative emotionality toward self and the pathological skin condition." [1]

Most clinical studies have focused on sadness, fear and anxiety which are the negative emotions related to skin disorders. However this paper concludes that "For most of the theories, anger is the typical reaction to both physical and psychological frustration and constriction." 

As for disgust, the paper mentions, "Over the years, not many authors have given their contribution to the empirical study of the emotion of disgust, but several studies show that disgust has the function to keep us away from situations or substances which could be dangerous, or from anything that is abhorrent and dirty, including values, thoughts, people, and, in some cases, even the self." [1]

Do you feel that emotions such as anger, disgust, depression, anxiety, apprehension, sadness, or other negative emotions should be investigated more with research?  Could rosaceans come together in a non profit organization and sponsor such research?  If you want to learn more read this post


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[1] Int J Psychol Res (Medellin). 2020 Jan-Jul; 13(1): 71–86. doi: 10.21500/20112084.4078
Negative Emotions in Skin Disorders: A Systematic Review
Carmela Mento, Amelia Rizzo, Maria Rosaria Anna Muscatello, Rocco Antonio Zoccali, and Antonio Bruno

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