Study of Psychiatric Morbidity amongst Psoriasis Patients Attending Private Dermatology Centre [dataset]

Iosr Journals, Puneet Singh Soodan2 Manmeet Singh1
2015 Figshare  
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychiatric morbidity amongst psoriasis patients. Method: sixty consecutive clinically diagnosed psoriasis patients were examined dermatologically and administered Mini International Psychiatric Interview (MINI). Results: Psychiatric morbidity was present in 78.33% % of patients in psoriasis. Out of 60 patients, 26 patients (43.33%) were diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), 5 patients (8.33%) were diagnosed as having Major
more » ... e Disorder with anxiety and 13 patients were diagnosed with Anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder in 3 patients (5%), panic disorder in 5 patients (8.33%), Agoraphobia in 1 patient (1.66%) and social phobia in 4 patients (6.66%). 3 (5%) were diagnosed with Alcohol dependence Conclusion: A significant number of patients of psoriasis had psychiatric co-morbidity. These findings suggest that physicians and dermatologists should acquire skills for early identification and proper management of psychiatric morbidity. If there is evidence of marked psychological morbidity, treatment-refractory depression or suicidality, the patient should be seen by psychiatrist.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1570914.v1 fatcat:5os5jqnppzgndife2vyq7rr2ta