Stress and psoriasis: An overview
Kanhaiya Agrawal and Satyapal Singh
It is well known in the present time and has been known since antiquity in Ayurveda, that a connection exists between skin and mind. Psoriasis is the best known for its association with stress and by far the most intensively studied for this association. Stress or related factors directly or indirectly involved in the etio-pathogenesis of many dermatological disorders including psoriasis and vice versa. Psoriasis is associated with mental and socio-economic embarrassment in the society which leads to psychological stress and aggravate the pre-existing disease. Studies reported that 40–60% cases of psoriasis triggered by stress. Psoriasis produces anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems. These have a psychosocial impact on behavior of the patients and affects quality of life, the affection can be compared with the Arthritis, Asthma or other disabling illnesses.
How to cite this article:
Kanhaiya Agrawal, Satyapal Singh. Stress and psoriasis: An overview. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(6):648-650.