reported Maria Luigia Crosta, of Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, and her associates.
Other studies have shown that among dermatologic disorders, psoriasis has the highest link to psychiatric illness such as mood, anxiety, and personality disorders, and that patients with psoriasis have an increased risk of suicidal ideation, the investigators said.
“Improving resilience with a multidisciplinary approach and an early psychological intervention could facilitate the management of psoriasis, by promoting the establishment of a stronger therapeutic alliance and a better acceptance of disease. Programs for psoriasis patients should focus on self-motivation and strengthening of self-efficacy,” Dr. Crosta and her associates concluded.
SOURCE: Crosta ML et al. .