Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that affects 3% of the white population in the United States and is known to decrease patients’ health-related quality of life.1 There have been many studies demonstrating that patients with psoriasis have more depressive symptoms and mental health comorbidities than healthy controls.1-3 However, there have been few studies on how long it takes for these mental health comorbidities to appear after the diagnosis of psoriasis.
Bang CH, Yoon JW, Chun JH, et al. Association of Psoriasis With Mental Health Disorders in South Korea. JAMA Dermatol. Published online May 08, 2019155(6):747–749. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.0315
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