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MÆDICA - a Journal of Clinical Medicine | Vol. 14, No. 3, 2019
ISSN 1841-9038  |  e-ISSN 2069-6116
ISSN-L 1841-9038
CNCSIS - CMR - B+

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Psychological Stress and Depression in Psoriasis Patients – a Dermatologist’s Perspective

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ABSTRACT

Introduction: Psoriasis is an inflammatory, chronic disorder that affects mainly the skin, always expecting systemic manifestations and distribution. The prevalence of psoriasis is estimated to be near 3% in adult population and industrialized countries. Also considering day to day consultations, it is one of the most frequently presented skin disorders, in which psychological stress and depression represent the key factors regarding the onset, flare or therapeutic resistance of psoriatic disease.
Material and methods: We are going to present a review of the scientific literature about the psychological impact in individuals’ well-being and further correlation with the severity of this disease.
Conclusions: Prevention and further research of skin-psychology connection can guide to a multidisciplinary approach and a more effective treatment of psoriasis patients by treating the individual.
Keywords: psoriasis, stress, depression, quality of life

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