The impact of psoriasis
is bigger than what
meets the eye

Psoriasis’ severity is associated with patients’ physical and mental health impairment.[1] Conversely, the non-physical impact of psoriasis can also contribute to its severity.[2] Psoriasis can negatively affect patients' well-being and can be devastating for their self-confidence and life goals.[3][4]

  • Patients with psoriasis have >50% greater risk for depression.
  • More than 37% may have experienced suicidal thoughts.

  • Depression may result from having a chronic skin condition or be a trigger for psoriasis. Depression and psoriasis can also coexist without a cause-consequence relationship.

  • Patients with psoriasis have a more than x2 greater risk for anxiety vs the general population.
  • 99.3% of them feel embarrassed or self-conscious because of their condition.

  • Psoriasis may lead to anxiety because of chronic itch and stigmatisation. Conversely, anxiety may exacerbate psoriasis via an upregulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines.

  • Over 50% of people with psoriasis struggle to sleep.
  • Psoriatic arthritis seems to be the most significant predictor for sleep disorders, as well as pruritus, pain, and psoriasis-related low self-esteem.

  • Sleep disorders may also be secondary to depression.

Psoriasis is complex and associated with varied comorbidities.[8]

Most people with psoriasis are at increased risk for comorbidities such as psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, or cardiovascular disease.[8][9][10]

Psoriasis rarely appears on its own

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