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Reducing Anxiety in Dermatologic Procedures in Children

Key clinical point: Strategies based on cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce anxiety in children undergoing dermatologic procedures.

Major finding: Honestly addressing children’s questions is the most important element of managing anxiety surrounding dermatologic procedures.

Study details: The data come from report on treatment pearls.

Disclosures: No disclosure information was given.


Armenta AM et al. Pediatr Dermatol. 2019. doi: 10.1111/pde.13739.