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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 275-280

Psychiatric disorders among psoriatic patients attending Assiut University Hospital


1 Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

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Hisham Diab Gaber
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut 17515
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AZMJ.AZMJ_80_18

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Background Psoriasis is an immune-mediated genetically determined common dermatological disorder. Psoriasis has the potential for significant psychological and social morbidity. Depression and anxiety are the most common psychiatric disorders that are associated with psoriasis. Objective The aim was to evaluate some of the psychiatric disorders especially depression and anxiety among psoriatic patients attending Assiut University Hospital. Patients and methods This was a cross-sectional study. The sample consisted of 100 psoriatic patients that met the inclusion criteria. All eligible patients were subjected to the following tools: Beck depression inventory, Zung self-rating anxiety scale, psoriasis disability index, and short form-36 quality of life questionnaire. Results The overall prevalence of depression was 76% among psoriatic patients; 60% of the patients presented with moderate and severe depression and the overall prevalence of anxiety was 79% among psoriatic patients; 66% of the patients presented with marked to severe and most extreme anxiety. There was a significant negative correlation between depression/anxiety and quality of life. There was a significant positive correlation between depression/anxiety and duration of psoriasis. Female sex and long duration of the disease were found to be risk factors for the occurrence of depression and anxiety among psoriatic patients. Conclusion Depression and anxiety are significantly high among psoriatic patients.


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