Our purpose in this paper is to review the widely scattered literature bearing on the psychogenous factor in urticaria and some of its possible physiologic mechanisms and to report a study from the clinical standpoint of one hundred cases in private practice in which the patients were subjected to a uniform technic of history taking and a factorial method of etiologic analysis. In such an analysis the psychogenous element is not sought as such but is merely one component to be weighed against others. There is a definite tendency in the literature to view the etiology of urticaria from the standpoint of a special interest or facility which one happens to possess, assigning to it the rôle of sole cause. We are writing with some emphasis on the psychogenous phase as a special aspect, but we do not speak of it as a sole cause, and we have compared it
STOKES JH, KULCHAR GV, PILLSBURY DM. EFFECT ON THE SKIN OF EMOTIONAL AND NERVOUS STATES: ETIOLOGIC BACKGROUND OF URTICARIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE PSYCHONEUROGENOUS FACTOR. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(4):470–499. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460220028004
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