The relationship between disease severity and depression, anxiety and quality of life in psoriasis patients

KÖŞGER F., Bilgili M. E., Genek M., Yildiz B., Saracoglu N., Essizoglu A.

JOURNAL OF MOOD DISORDERS, vol.4, no.4, pp.157-162, 2014 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/jmood.20140707125302
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-162
  • Keywords: psoriasis, depression, anxiety, quality of life, PROFILE, STRESS, IMPACT
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Depression and anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders in patients with psoriasis. Although the importance of psychological factors is known in psoriasis, the relationship between severity of disease and depression and anxiety is still undetermined. Psychiatric comorbidity negatively affects the quality of life in patients with psoriasis. In this study, we aimed to compare the depression, anxiety and quality of life levels of psoriasis vulgaris patients with those of healthy controls who are similar to them in terms of age, sex and education level and to determine the relationship between depression, anxiety and quality of life and the disease severity among psoriasis vulgaris patients.