Psoriasis: inflammation can also endanger the Psyche

Danish researchers have found in a large study that people with psoriasis have a higher risk for depression, but also almost twice as likely to have other psychiatric disorders. You suspect that inflammatory processes associated with psoriasis, help.

Psoriasis, also Psoriasis is a skin disease that affects many victims. It is believed that this contributes to the fact that the patients suffer more frequently than the average, even under the depression. Scientists at the University of Aarhus asked the question, whether other psychiatric disorders increased in these patients occur. When compared with healthy people, they found that after five years of 2.6, and after ten years, 4.9 percent of people with psoriasis suffered from a psychiatric illness. So your risk was 75 percent higher than that of the General population.

Particularly high is the probability for a bipolar disorder, a personality or anxiety disorder, followed by vascular dementia, depression and schizophrenia was. The risk decreased if the patient had a higher level of education.

According to the authors, a connection between psoriasis and bipolar disorder has not been described previously. They expressed the suspicion that the chronic inflammatory processes that occur during a psoriasis, and also progression could contribute to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. You think it is important that patients and Doctors focus not only on dermatological symptoms, but also mental health.

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