Le dermatosi indotte dal mobbing

Translated title of the contribution: Dermatosis and mobbing

S. Iurassich, M. A. Pedana, G. Argenziano

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Introduction: The mobbing word expresses the actions of persecution suffered on the job place. These stressful dynamics produce a state of maladjustment and pathological events. Diagnostic judgments that define the mobbing disease (MD) are not defined. Therefore, we described cutaneous diseases in workers submitted to mobbing, we sought useful clinical-psychological signs to the diagnosis, and we proposed a possible psychopathological mechanism of the MD. Materials and Methods: 165 patients, 98 women and 67 men, of 18-43 years, with contact eczema, psoriasis, acne and lichen planus, were enrolled in this study. The presence of the emotionalism was appraides with the Gaston Berger questionnaire (analysis of the character), the aggressiveness directs toward others or against oneself was valued with the Rosenzweig test (frustration). Besides, patients were submitted to physician-patient interviews. Results: 71 patients shown intra-punitive answers, 77 extrapunitive answers and 17 non punitive answers, while 75 patients shown tall emotionalism and 90 patients low emotionalism. Interviews revealed that cutaneous lesions were arised in workers with mobbing, after the economic and social loss, working loss or actions of mental cruelty. Discussion and Conclusions: Interviews reveal that the stress events were connected with the job. Turbatives produced by the mobbing and by the life comfort are converted in the request of compensatory attentions that are expressed through a visible pathology and therefore the skin desease.

Translated title of the contributionDermatosis and mobbing
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalDermatologia Clinica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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