About the Authors

Eva M. J. Peters

eva.peters@eva-peters.com

Affiliations Universitätsmedizin Charité, Center 12 for Internal Medicine and Dermatology, Division for General Internal Medicine, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy: Psycho-Neuro-Immunology Skin Research Group, Berlin, Germany, Justus-Liebig-University, Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratory, Gießen, Germany

Yvonne Müller

Affiliation Justus-Liebig-University, Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratory, Gießen, Germany

Wenke Snaga

Affiliation Universitätsmedizin Charité, Center 12 for Internal Medicine and Dermatology, Division for General Internal Medicine, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy: Psycho-Neuro-Immunology Skin Research Group, Berlin, Germany

Herbert Fliege

Affiliation Foreign Office, Health Service, Psychosocial Counseling, Auswärtiges Amt, Berlin, Germany

Anett Reißhauer

Affiliation Universitätsmedizin Charité, Center 12 for Internal Medicine and Dermatology, Division for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Berlin, Germany

Thomas Schmidt-Rose

Affiliation Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, Germany

Heiner Max

Affiliation Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, Germany

Dorothea Schweiger

Affiliation Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, Germany

Matthias Rose

Affiliation Universitätsmedizin Charité, Center 12 for Internal Medicine and Dermatology, Division for General Internal Medicine, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy: Psycho-Neuro-Immunology Skin Research Group, Berlin, Germany

Johannes Kruse

Affiliation Justus-Liebig-University, Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratory, Gießen, Germany

Competing Interests

With relation to employment, consultancy, patents, products in development, marketed products, or other there were no commercial affiliations other than the Beiersdorf AG affiliation mentioned in the ‘Financial Disclosure’ section. Hence, this commercial affiliation does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: EMJP TSR HF. Data curation: EMJP WS HF HM DS TSR. Formal analysis: EMJP WS YM HF. Funding acquisition: EMJP. Investigation: EMJP WS YM. Methodology: EMJP TSR MR JK. Project administration: EMJP WS TSR DS. Resources: EMJP MR JK AR. Supervision: EMJP HF MR JK. Validation: EMJP WS YM HF HM DS. Visualization: EMJP YM. Writing – original draft: EMJP HF WS YM. Writing – review & editing: EMJP HF DS TSR HM AR MR JK.