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Research Letter
May 8, 2019

Association of Psoriasis With Mental Health Disorders in South Korea

Author Affiliations
  • 1College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Seoul St Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2Department of Business Management, Kwangwoon University, Seoul, South Korea
JAMA Dermatol. 2019;155(6):747-749. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.0315

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.