Stress and skin diseases in musicians: evaluation of the Beck Depression Scale, General Psychologic Profile (The Brief Symptom Inventory [BSI), Beck Anxiety Scale and stressful life events in musicians

Onder M., Cosar B., Oztas M., Candansayar S.

BIOMEDICINE & PHARMACOTHERAPY, vol.54, no.5, pp.258-262, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0753-3322(00)80068-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.258-262
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


We had previously investigated skin problems of musicians (N = 117) working in a professional orchestra. The results of this survey suggest a significant incidence of occupational and stress-related skin problems in musicians such as hyperhydrosis, lichen planus, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and urticaria. It was thought that emotional factors exacerbate their problems [6]. This article discusses the importance of psychiatric consultations in dermatologic problems. (C) 2000 Editions scientifiques et medicales SAS.