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Mental Health Issues May Accompany Psoriasis

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depression, anxiety and suicide.Investigators from Umeå University discovered the physical or somatic diseases that often accompany psoriasis have even more impact on patients’ mental health than their skin symptoms.

Investigators believe this finding highlights the importance of holistic patient care.Psoriasis is a lifelong disease. The body produces skin cells too quickly which build up on the skin’s surface in the form of inflamed red, painful, itchy scales.

Many people with psoriasis have other physical diseases such as being overweight, diabetes and heart diseases.“What we didn’t know before is how psoriasis skin symptoms and other somatic diseases associated with psoriasis impact mental health,” said Dr.

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