Helen L Richards

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Affiliation: University of Manchester
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The contribution of perceptions of stigmatisation to disability in patients with psoriasis
    H L Richards
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
    J Psychosom Res 50:11-5. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Alexithymia in patients with psoriasis: clinical correlates and psychometric properties of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20
    Helen L Richards
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
    J Psychosom Res 58:89-96. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Detection of psychological distress in patients with psoriasis: low consensus between dermatologist and patient
    H L Richards
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, University of Manchester School of Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, U K
    Br J Dermatol 151:1227-33. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Divergent beliefs about psoriasis are associated with increased psychological distress
    Helen L Richards
    Department of Behavioral Medicine, University of Manchester School of Medicine, Hope Hospital, Manchester, UK
    J Invest Dermatol 123:49-56. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Systemic sclerosis: patients' perceptions of their condition
    Helen L Richards
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, United Kingdom
    Arthritis Rheum 49:689-96. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychological stress, distress and disability in patients with psoriasis: consensus and variation in the contribution of illness perceptions, coping and alexithymia
    Donal G Fortune
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, University of Manchester School of Medicine, Hope Hospital, Manchester, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 41:157-74. 2002
  7. doi request reprint Diminished neural and cognitive responses to facial expressions of disgust in patients with psoriasis: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    C Elise Kleyn
    Dermatological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Invest Dermatol 129:2613-9. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress impairs clearance of psoriasis in patients treated with photochemotherapy
    Donal G Fortune
    Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester School of Medicine, and the Department of Behavioural Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester, England
    Arch Dermatol 139:752-6. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Targeting cognitive-behaviour therapy to patients' implicit model of psoriasis: results from a patient preference controlled trial
    Donal G Fortune
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 43:65-82. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of psoriasis improves psoriasis-specific but not more general aspects of patients' well-being
    D G Fortune
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester, M6 8HD, U K
    Br J Dermatol 151:1219-26. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint The contribution of perceptions of stigmatisation to disability in patients with psoriasis
    H L Richards
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
    J Psychosom Res 50:11-5. 2001
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Alexithymia in patients with psoriasis: clinical correlates and psychometric properties of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20
    Helen L Richards
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
    J Psychosom Res 58:89-96. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the psychometric properties and clinical correlates of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in patients with psoriasis...
  3. ncbi request reprint Detection of psychological distress in patients with psoriasis: low consensus between dermatologist and patient
    H L Richards
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, University of Manchester School of Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, U K
    Br J Dermatol 151:1227-33. 2004
    ..For the appropriate clinical management of the patient with psoriasis it is important that dermatologists are able to recognize this distress...
  4. ncbi request reprint Divergent beliefs about psoriasis are associated with increased psychological distress
    Helen L Richards
    Department of Behavioral Medicine, University of Manchester School of Medicine, Hope Hospital, Manchester, UK
    J Invest Dermatol 123:49-56. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Systemic sclerosis: patients' perceptions of their condition
    Helen L Richards
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, United Kingdom
    Arthritis Rheum 49:689-96. 2003
    ..To examine patients' beliefs about systemic sclerosis (SSc) and to investigate the relationship between these beliefs, symptom report, and clinical and demographic variables...
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychological stress, distress and disability in patients with psoriasis: consensus and variation in the contribution of illness perceptions, coping and alexithymia
    Donal G Fortune
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, University of Manchester School of Medicine, Hope Hospital, Manchester, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 41:157-74. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relative contribution of medical variables, illness perceptions, coping and alexithymia to the variance in stress, distress and disability in patients with psoriasis...
  7. doi request reprint Diminished neural and cognitive responses to facial expressions of disgust in patients with psoriasis: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    C Elise Kleyn
    Dermatological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Invest Dermatol 129:2613-9. 2009
    ..We hypothesize that patients with psoriasis, in this case male patients, develop a coping mechanism to protect them from stressful emotional responses by blocking the processing of disgusted facial expressions...
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress impairs clearance of psoriasis in patients treated with photochemotherapy
    Donal G Fortune
    Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester School of Medicine, and the Department of Behavioural Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester, England
    Arch Dermatol 139:752-6. 2003
    ..To assess whether psychological distress affects treatment outcome in psoriasis...
  9. ncbi request reprint Targeting cognitive-behaviour therapy to patients' implicit model of psoriasis: results from a patient preference controlled trial
    Donal G Fortune
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 43:65-82. 2004
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of psoriasis improves psoriasis-specific but not more general aspects of patients' well-being
    D G Fortune
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester, M6 8HD, U K
    Br J Dermatol 151:1219-26. 2004
    ..Psoriasis has a detrimental effect on patients' quality of life. However, there is a relative dearth of information on which aspects of a patient's well-being are affected by successful treatment...
  11. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of body image dissatisfaction and the psychological impact of systemic sclerosis-related telangiectases
    Holly Ennis
    Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Center, Manchester, UK
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 31:12-7. 2013
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Factor analysis of the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire in adults with atopic dermatitis
    Anja Wittkowski
    Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Psychol Health Med 13:346-59. 2008
    ..Overall, the results suggest that in patients with AD the IPQ-R, in particular the consequences and emotional representations subscales, should be employed and interpreted with care...
  13. ncbi request reprint Attentional bias for psoriasis-specific and psychosocial threat in patients with psoriasis
    Donal G Fortune
    Dermatology Center, University of Manchester School of Medicine, Clinical Sciences Building, Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, United Kingdom
    J Behav Med 26:211-24. 2003
    ..Recall bias was limited to disease-specific stimuli only. The observed bias to threat is more appropriately accounted for by participant's status (i.e., psoriasis patient or control) than by psychological distress...
  14. ncbi request reprint Illness beliefs of patients on home parenteral nutrition (HPN) and their relation to emotional distress
    Donal G Fortune
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, and Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
    Clin Nutr 24:896-903. 2005
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Impact of photosensitivity disorders on the life quality of children
    Muneeza Rizwan
    Photobiology Unit, Dermatology Centre, School of Translational Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 28:290-2. 2012
    ..Little is known regarding their impact in childhood. Our objective was to characterize childhood photosensitivity disorders presenting to a photoinvestigation unit, evaluating their impact on quality of life (QoL)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Psychologic distress in polymorphous light eruption and its relationship to patients' beliefs about their condition
    Helen L Richards
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Am Acad Dermatol 56:426-31. 2007
    ..Skin disease can cause psychologic difficulties, but information is lacking on the emotional impact of the common photosensitivity condition, polymorphous light eruption (PMLE)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Psychologic factors in psoriasis: consequences, mechanisms, and interventions
    Donal G Fortune
    Department of Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Sciences Building, Hope Hospital, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
    Dermatol Clin 23:681-94. 2005
    ..The implications of the findings are discussed with reference to future directions for research and practice...
  18. ncbi request reprint Glucocorticoid sensitivity is determined by a specific glucocorticoid receptor haplotype
    Adam Stevens
    Endocrine Sciences Research Group and Centre for Molecular Medicine, Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, United Kingdom
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:892-7. 2004
    ..This haplotype may help predetermine variation in clinical response to GC therapy and also assist the understanding of diseases related to GC production...
  19. ncbi request reprint The impact of psychological and clinical factors on quality of life in individuals with atopic dermatitis
    Anja Wittkowski
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester, 2nd Floor Education and Research Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester M23 9LT, UK
    J Psychosom Res 57:195-200. 2004
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the influence of general and dermatitis-specific psychological and clinical factors on quality of life in adults with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Psychological influences in psoriasis
    C E Griffiths
    Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester, Hope Hospital, Salford M6 8HD, Manchester, UK
    Clin Exp Dermatol 26:338-42. 2001
    ..There seems little doubt that stress, either environmental or psoriasis induced, impacts on our patients and has important implications for the management of psoriasis...
  21. doi request reprint Evidence of high levels of anxiety and depression in polymorphic light eruption and their association with clinical and demographic variables
    H L Richards
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, Zochonis Building, University of Manchester, Salford Royal Foundation Hospital, Manchester, UK
    Br J Dermatol 159:439-44. 2008
    ..Objective To examine patients with PLE for evidence of anxiety and depression, the influence of demographic and clinical variables, and the coping strategies used...
  22. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and psychological distress in patients with psoriasis
    B Kirby
    The Dermatology Centre, The University of Manchester, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester, U K
    Br J Dermatol 158:138-40. 2008
    ..Psoriasis has been associated with excessive alcohol consumption and psychological distress...
  23. ncbi request reprint Physical and psychologic measures are necessary to assess overall psoriasis severity
    B Kirby
    Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester, Hope Hospital, United Kingdom
    J Am Acad Dermatol 45:72-6. 2001
    ..Patients should be assessed by a more holistic approach, which takes into account both physical and psychologic measurements, such as used in SPI, when assessing the severity of psoriasis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Response of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis to psychological stress in patients with psoriasis
    H L Richards
    The Dermatology Centre, The University of Manchester, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, U K
    Br J Dermatol 153:1114-20. 2005
    ..Psoriasis may, in some patients, be triggered and/or exacerbated by stress...
  25. ncbi request reprint Macrophage migration inhibitory factor gene polymorphism is associated with psoriasis
    Rachelle P Donn
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Invest Dermatol 123:484-7. 2004
    ..69 95% CI 1.2-2.5 (p=0.008). The results provide evidence for polymorphisms in the MIF gene, and in particular the CATT(7)-MIF-173(*)C haplotype, being of importance in susceptibility to psoriasis...
  26. ncbi request reprint The effects of acute social stress on epidermal Langerhans' cell frequency and expression of cutaneous neuropeptides
    C Elise Kleyn
    Dermatological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Invest Dermatol 128:1273-9. 2008
    ..These data suggest that acute social stress reduces epidermal LC frequency and modulates cutaneous neuropeptide expression thereby supporting the concept of a "brain-skin" axis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Patients' strategies for coping with psoriasis
    D G Fortune
    Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester School of Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, UK
    Clin Exp Dermatol 27:177-84. 2002
    ..It appears that illness brings with it a generic form of coping that may require shaping to fit the individual demands of diseases such as psoriasis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Adherence to treatment in patients with psoriasis
    H L Richards
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, The University of Manchester, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester, UK
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 20:370-9. 2006
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint A cognitive-behavioural symptom management programme as an adjunct in psoriasis therapy
    D G Fortune
    Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester School of Medicine, Manchester M6 8HD, UK
    Br J Dermatol 146:458-65. 2002
    ..Stress or distress are proposed aggravators of the disease process in psoriasis. Preliminary studies to date have suggested that adjunctive psychological therapies may be effective in the clinical management of psoriasis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Illness perception in individuals with atopic dermatitis
    Anja Wittkowski
    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, The University of Manchester, UK
    Psychol Health Med 12:433-44. 2007
    ..This study suggests that participants' beliefs and emotional response are more strongly associated with the meaning they ascribe to their condition rather than its severity...
  31. ncbi request reprint How beneficial is cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of atopic dermatitis? A single-case study
    Anja Wittkowski
    Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
    Psychol Health Med 12:445-9. 2007
    ..The findings were discussed in relation to the need for CBT as an adjunct treatment for patients with AD and its potential role in improving psychological functioning...
  32. ncbi request reprint Seasonal and latitudinal impact of polymorphic light eruption on quality of life
    Tsui C Ling
    J Invest Dermatol 126:1648-51. 2006