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What is the link between psoriasis and mental illness?

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2016-08-25 06:50:46

There is a link between mental illness and psoriasis. "An August

2010 study published in the journal Archives of Dermatology found

that those living with psoriasis have a 39 percent increased risk

of being diagnosed with depression than those without the disease,

while the risk of an anxiety diagnosis is 31 percent higher." Those

dealing with the pain of psoriatic arthritis have a greater risk of

depression problems. Stress is a factor in both depression and

psoriasis.


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