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
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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