Psychological Factors Associated with Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
- Corresponding Author:
- Tae Wan Kim
Department of Ophthalmology
Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul
National University Boramae Medical Center
Dongjak-gu, Seoul, 156-707, Korea
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 04, 2016; Accepted date: March 14, 2016; Published date: March 23, 2016
Citation: Kim HM, Ahn J, Kim TW (2016) Psychological Factors Associated with Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. J Psychol Psychother 6:250. doi:10.4172/2161-0487.1000250
Copyright: © 2016 Kim HM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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.