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Neurological Disorders That Affect The Skin

Medically reviewed by Ramin Ansari

Neurological disturbances are defined as severe diseases resulting from genetic or inheritance factors and prime acquired reasons due to force majeure, incidents, or trauma-concerned circumstances. The severity of such disorders is connected with the complicated nerve ties and the uninvestigated brain functionalities.

Scientists have proven that the initial conjunction between the nerve system and the skin cells is established at the level of embryo development.

The dermatological problems accompany four types of psychological abnormalities

  • depression,
  • jitteriness,
  • insanity, and
  • delusional parasitosis.

All psychodermatological illnesses need the primary correction to prevent more difficult health problems, leading to a more atrabiliary state of the nerve system. Thus, one of the hazardous ailments related to neurological disorders is tuberous sclerosis. Such a disease is caused by a wide range of behavioral, psychological, mental, neuropsychological, and psychosocial problems, which most doctors neglect. However, the clinical trials emphasize that approximately 85% of the examined cases also have epilepsy which quickly affects the weak neurological system. Due to its genetic nature, the tuberous sclerosis complex is well-known in certain medical circles as hardly probable abnormality subject to treatment procedures.

So, the patient could only eliminate some symptoms of this dangerous disease to eradicate this insidious health problem.

Neurology and the skin: triggers, effects, and healing methods

Neurology and the skin: triggers, effects, and healing methods

Neurology requires permanent attention and scheduled medical examinations to avoid the various health problems affecting all human organs (brain, skin, lungs, etc.). The most visible and complex nervous effects on the skin or patients have obsessional states that lead to mini or macro self-injured traumas.

Delusional parasitosis

The main signs discover a controversial belief in being invaded or infected with parasites. To be correct, sufferers have fake perceptions like stinging, crawling, or being bitten. They can not distinguish their cues from real crawling perceptions. Therefore, these neurological disorders qualify as the primary psychiatric diseases.

Dysmorphic disorder

Patients have obsessional complaints about their minor defects in appearance. They usually focus on the nose, lips, hair, chest, or genitals. Such patients draw attention to themselves with increased concern about the sensations of their appearance. They are often socially isolated, as all of their attention is on the face (primarily the nose and lips). In addition to particular symptoms, patients often focus on this obsession. Moreover, they are absorbed in skincare, sitting for a long time in front of a mirror and meticulously assessing their appearance.

Artifactual dermatitis

The nature of the disease refers to self-harm actions against the skin, often using some accidental items. The self-damage reactions have no explanation, and patients refuse their role in the skin injuries or rash occurrence.

Neurotic excoriation

They are usually observed in middle-aged women in the form of a repeated uncontrollable desire to pinch, rub, scratch the skin. Typically, the scalp, face, upper back, outer forearms, lower legs, and hips are affected, but these manifestations can be anywhere. The size of the lesion can vary from a few millimeters to several centimeters, and its occurrence can be diverse: from small superficial erosions to deep rounded or linear ulcerations with a raised edge and finally to hypo- and hyperpigmented scars.

Excoriated acne

The neurological diseases frequently jeopardize young women and are characterized by permanent damage to areas of the skin with acne eruptions, which patients squeeze out or tear off. Acne of very moderate severity is accompanied by solid excoriation. The lesions become more profound, which subsequently ends in scarring of the skin.


The pathology is expressed in hair pulling on the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, and pubic hair. There is an opinion that trichotillomania should be attributed to obsessive compulsions. According to the diagnostic criteria, the patient feels an involuntary desire to touch, pull, rub their hair, bringing them satisfaction and relief.

Munchausen syndrome

The history of the disease presented by the patients resembles the nature of far-fetched, excessive drama, and implausibility. Typically, these patients are admitted to the clinic with acute pain, bleeding, loss of consciousness, and other symptoms. Such patients even undergo repeated abdominal surgeries. Complaints can be abdominal, hemorrhagic, neurological, and dermatological. In the case of the cutaneous variant, the patients cause and artificially support skin diseases. This pathology is referred to as behavioral and hypochondriacal disorders.

Nodular prurigo

These neurological diseases are referred to as psychodermatological due to biopsy itching, which is practically regarded as self-destruction.

Lichen simplex chronicus

The disease, as a rule, occurs in adults and designates hyperpigmented lichenified rough patches caused by scratching and rubbing and accompanied by itching. Patches are localized on the back of the neck, extensor surfaces of the forearms, ankle joints, wrists, and genitals. The precursors are xerosis and atopy. The round-shaped patches are usually detected in women’s back of the neck and men’s genital areas.

The list of the possible neurological diseases affecting the skin or other organ’s functions is not exhausted. That’s why each particular case is unique and needs special tests and diagnostic procedures adequately executed by professional neurologists, dermatologists, psychologists, and so on. So, the treatment plan will be based on the comprehensive examination deliverables.

However, the core factor for all nervous disorders is stress. In this case, physical exercises, mental therapy, and relaxation activities would be effective instruments to reach the comparative normal living conditions.

Otherwise, the clinical interventions would have poor benefits in the case of the inherited brain-affected disorders. They could not entirely be treated, but the qualified remedy procedures dedicated to removing the core signs and symptoms of the accompanying diseases could enhance the healing probability.

Tuberous sclerosis complex: inheritance, signs, and treatment

Tuberous sclerosis complex_ inheritance, signs, and treatment

The comprehensive clinical picture is shocking. The so-called tuberous sclerosis complex is a multisystem genetic disease associated with a wide range of pathological manifestations which affect the brain, skin, kidneys, eyes, and lungs. Nearly 80% of the respective patients have the accompanying health problems and injured organs listed above due to these genetic illness effects. Moreover, 90% of the interviewed sufferers with the confirmed tuberous sclerosis complex have additional neuropsychological abnormalities.

Even though modern neurology has made significant progress in diagnosing and treating many physical manifestations of this disease, neuropsychiatric disorders remain poorly understood. Skin injuries are a single indicator to detect the severity.

Skin symptoms include:

  • an initially pale hypopigmented macula that develops during infancy or early childhood;
  • angiofibroma of the face set in late childhood;
  • congenital pebbled spots meaning enlarged lesions, corresponding to an orange peel, usually on the back;
  • subcutaneous nodules;
  • areas colored like cafe au lait;
  • subungual fibroids that could develop at any time during childhood or early adulthood.

To receive a correct diagnosis, the patient should undergo special tests investigating the genetic prosperities. In particular, both of the following criteria are required:

  • identification of pathogenic mutation of either the TSC1 gene or the TSC2 gene in DNA from healthy tissue; and
  • 2 extensive features or 1 prominent segment with ≥ 2 minor ones.

The treatment approach should be based on the medical procedures dedicated to comprehensive or local therapy. This approach has a straightforward explanation. TSC is not entirely subject to the whole healing; however, it could eliminate its symptoms. For instance, skin problems are commonly remedied by dermabrasion tools or using a laser technique.

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15:34 30 Jun 22
Just such an amazing staff that makes you feel like part of their family. I’ve been going there for over 5 years now... and each visit I get the very best care and treatments that I have ever received in the 20+ years that I’ve been dealing with severe debilitating migraines. Since i started seeing them the number of my migraines has dropped from 15-20 a month to 2-3 every 3 month. I highly recommend them …they will change your life!read more
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22:20 19 May 22
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19:40 02 Apr 22
I was obviously stressed, needing to see a neurologist. The staff was so patient and Dr. Ansari was so kind. At one... point he told me to relax, we have time, when I was relaying my history of my condition. That helped ease my stress. I have seen 3 other neurologists and he was the only one who performed any assessment tests on my cognitive and physical skills. At one point I couldn't complete two assessments and got upset and cried. I was told, it's OK. That's why you're here. I was truly impressed, and super pleased with the whole experience!read more
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Leslie Durham
15:05 01 Apr 22
I've been coming here for about 5 years. The staff are ALWAYS friendly and knowledgeable. The Doctors are the absolute... best!! Jodie Moore is always in such a great mood which is a plus when you are already stressed. Highly recommendedread more
Monica Del Bosque
Monica Del Bosque
14:13 25 Mar 22
Since my first post my thoughts have changed here. It's unfortunate. My doctor and PA were great, but the office staff... is horrible. They never call you back when they say they will, they misinform you, they cause you too much stress wondering what's going on, they don't keep you posted. They never answer the phone. At this point I've left four messages in the last week, and I have sent three messages. Twice from their portal and one direct email. No response. My appointment is on Monday morning at 8:30am, no confirmation on my insurance and what's going on. What the heck is going on, this is ridiculous!I've given up... the stress her office staff has put me through is just not worth it. You can do so much better, please clean house, either change out your office staff, or find a way for them to be more efficient please. You have to do something. This is not how you want to run your practice. It leaves a very bad impression on your more
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Ron Buckholz
23:32 23 Mar 22
I was actually pleasantly surprised with this visit! It took me a long time to get the appointment scheduled because no... one answers your phones EVER! After a month, I finally got in, and your staff was warm, friendly, and I was totally impressed! I feel like you will take care of my needs!read more
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I was scheduled to be checked and just want to say that the staff was fantastic. They were kind and helpful. I was... asked many questions related to what was going on and not once did I feel as though I was being brushed off. The front desk staff was especially great in assisting me. I'm scheduled to go back for a mri and am glad that I'll be going more
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21:42 03 Nov 21
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17:37 20 Oct 21
The professionalism and want to help attitude of this office was present from the moment I contacted them. The follow... up and follow through as well as their willingness to find a way to schedule my dad was above and beyond. We visited two offices in the same day with the same experience. I am appreciative of this—we spend a lot of time with doctors and this was top notch start to more
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robert Parker
16:38 16 Apr 21
I love going to this office. The staff is friendly and helpful. The doctor is great. I am getting the best... neurological tests and treatment I have ever had. The only reason I did not give them a 5 star rating is because it is impossible to reach a live person at the office to reschedule appointments. Every time I have tried to get through to the office it says all people are busy and I am sent to a voicemail. If they could get their phone answering fixed, I would give them a strong 5 more
MaryAnn Hornbaker
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00:26 25 Feb 21
Dr. Harney is an excellent Dr. I found him friendly , personable and thorough. I evidently am an unusual case. ... Therefore he spent a Hugh amount of time educating me. He even gave me literature to further explain my condition and how to follow up. This is something you rarely get from your doctors. So I am more than please with my doctor and his more
Roger Arguello
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03:05 29 Jan 21
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Margaret Rowland
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01:12 27 Jan 21
I have been a patient at Lone Star Neurology for several years. Now both my adult daughters also are patients there. I... love Jodie. She is always so prompt whether it is a teleamed call are a visit in the office. She takes the time to explain everything to me and answers all my questions. I am so blessed to have Jodie as my more
Susan Miller
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03:01 13 Jan 21
My husband had an accident 5 years ago and Lone Star Neurology has been such a blessing to us with my husbands care.... Jodie Moore is his provider and she is amazing! Jodie is very knowledgeable, caring, and thorough. She takes her time with you, making sure your needs are met and she is happy to answer any questions you may have. Lone Star Neurology’s patients are very lucky to have Jodie providing their care. Thank you Lone Star Neurology and especially Jodie for everything you have done for us. Jodie, you are the best!read more
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01:32 09 Jan 21
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00:40 09 Jan 21
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Ellie Natsis
Ellie Natsis
15:41 07 Jan 21
I have had the best experience at this neurologist's office! For over a year I have been receiving iv treatments here... each month and my nurse, Bobbie is beyond wonderful!! She's so attentive, knowledgeable, caring, and detail oriented. She makes an otherwise uncomfortable experience much more pleasant and definitely puts me at ease! She also helps me with my insurance,ordering this specialty medication and dealing with the ordering process which is no easy feat.Needless to say, she goes above a beyond in every way and I'm so grateful to this office and to Bobbie for all they do for me!read more
Matt Morris
Matt Morris
15:39 07 Jan 21
Let me start by saying that I have been coming here for years. Due to my autoimmune disease, I am in this office... once every three weeks for multiple hours at a time. The office is very clean and the staff very friendly. My only complaint would be there communication via phone. They aren't the best at responding if you leave a voicemail and expect a call back. I understand that this is prob just due to the sheer number of alls they receive daily. What I can say I like the best about the office are the people. Bobby who handles my infusions is great. I never have any issues with her setting up my infusions. She is very quick to reply to messages sent via text and if she were to leave then my whole opinion of the office may change. I also enjoy people like Matt, Lauren, and Jodi. I appreciate all that they do for me and without this team I'm not sure I would be as happy as I am to visit the office as frequently as I have to. Please ensure that these folks are recognized as they are what makes my visit to this office so tolerable :).read more
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