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Poll: Mental Health and Psoriasis

Patients with psoriasis are at increased risk for depression and anxiety, among other possible mental health comorbidities.1,2 Further, patients often encounter psoriasis-related stress and experience disability in all areas of daily life, including work performance and social functioning.3,4

Do you consider mental health in the treatment plan for your patients with psoriasis? Let us know in the poll below!

1. Wu JJ, Feldman SR, Koo J, Marangell LB. Epidemiology of mental health comorbidity in psoriasis. J Dermatolog Treatment. 2018;29(5):487-495. doi:10.1080/09546634.2017.1395800
2. Elmets CA, Leonardi GL, Davis DMR, et al. Joint AAD-NPF guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with awareness and attention to comorbidities. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019;80(4):1073-1113. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2018.11.058
3. Fortune DG, Main CJ, O’Sullivan TM, Griffiths CEM. Quality of life in patients with psoriasis: the contribution of clinical variables and psoriasis‐specific stress. Br J Dermatol. 1997;137(5):755-760. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2133.1997.19472062.x
4. Weiss SC, Kimball AB, Liewehr DJ, Blauvelt A, Turner ML, Emanuel E. Wuantifying the harmful effect of psoriasis on health-related quality of life. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002;47(4):512-518. doi:10.1067/mjd.2002.122755

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