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Behavior Medicine

Many individuals with excessive sweating report increased stress associated with their hyperhidrosis symptoms. Although topical and oral medications represent front-line treatment for the physical aspects of hyperhidrosis, behavior medicine techniques may provide relief from stress, anxiety, and other negative emotional reactions to this condition. Behavior medicine consultation is recommended for all patients to improve emotional, social, and occupational/academic functioning in youth and adults with hyperhidrosis. Our specialists in behavior medicine work as part of a multidisciplinary team with dermatologists and surgeons and understand the range of physical and behavioral effects of hyperhidrosis; they will collaborate with you to create an individually tailored plan to improve your quality of life, in conjunction with traditional medicine approaches. Our behavior medicine doctors rely on empirically-tested, well-validated approaches, including cognitive-behavior therapy and mindfulness-based interventions.

Related Articles, Videos and Interviews 

Treatment Options: Read or Listen to this interview from WAMU 88.5 to learn more about treatment options and hear from patients who were treated for excessive sweating at Johns Hopkins.

No Sweat: How Surgery Changed the Life of a Man with Excessive Perspiration Read the article.

Do You Suffer from Excessive Sweating?: Watch this online seminar to learn about the condition and its treatments from Dr. Malcolm Brock and Dr. Mary Sheu. 

Hyperhidrosis: Listen to this interview from Urban Health Radio with Dr. Brock, Dr. Puttgen and our Center Administrator, Ben Waldbaum, CRNA.

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