Psoriasis raises risk of depression, anxiety in children

03/12/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

Children with psoriasis had a 25% higher risk of developing a psychiatric disorder, such as depression or anxiety, compared with those who did not have the skin condition, according to study data. Researchers said adolescence is an important time for self-esteem development and dealing with the outward physical symptoms of psoriasis could be "devastating."

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