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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 173-176

Depression among Egyptian patients with psoriasis attending Assiut University Hospital

1 Department of Neuropsychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
3 Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Assiut Police Hospital, Assiut, Egypt

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Hisham D Gaber
Department of Dermatology, Assiut University
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCMRP.JCMRP_28_17

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Aim Psoriasis is an immune-mediated genetically determined common dermatological disorder. Psoriasis has the potential for significant psychological and social morbidity. Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder associated with psoriasis. The aim of this study was to evaluate depression among patients with psoriasis attending Assiut University Hospital. Patients and methods This was a cross-sectional study consisting of 100 patients with psoriasis who met the inclusion criteria. All eligible patients were subjected to the following tools: beck depression inventory, psoriasis disability index, and short form-36 quality of life questionnaire. Results and conclusion The results show that depression is highly significant among patients with psoriasis. The overall prevalence of depression was 76% among patients with psoriasis, and 60% of the patients presented with moderate and severe depression. There was a significant negative correlation between depression and quality of life. There was a significant positive correlation between depression and duration of psoriasis. Female sex and long duration of the disease were found to be risk factors for the occurrence of depression among patients with psoriasis.

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