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Psoriasis and Psychiatric Hospitalization in the US

Adults and children with psoriasis in the US often have increased hospitalization for multiple mental health disorders, a new study found. Data from the 2002-2012 National Inpatient Sample were analyzed, including an approximately 20% sample of all US hospitalizations (n=87,053,155 children and adults). Researchers found:

  • Hospitalization for mental health occurred more commonly in those with psoriasis compared to those without psoriasis.
  • Psoriasis was associated with higher odds of admission for any mental health disorder overall as well as 9 of the 15 mental-health-specific disorders examined.
  • Children with vs children without psoriasis were also more likely to have a primary hospitalization for any mental health disorder.


Patel KR, et al. Association of psoriasis with psychiatric hospitalization in United States children and adults. [Published online ahead of print June 4, 2019]. Dermatology. doi:10.1159/000499564.