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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.