Журнал психологии и психотерапии

Журнал психологии и психотерапии
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ISSN: 2161-0487


Psychological Factors Associated with Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Hyeong Min Kim, Jeeyun Ahn and Tae Wan Kim

Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC), characterized by serous detachment of the macula, is a clinically important retinal disease presenting as various visual symptoms. Predisposing psychopathological factors have been investigated and psychological stress, specific personality profiles and psychiatric disorders were suggested as relevant factors. These psychic factors induce hormonal changes by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system, thus aggravating the extravasation of the serous fluid from choroid. Psychotherapeutic strategies may be a significant treatment modality for CSC patients.