Frequency of psychopathological manifestations in psoriatic patients in Semnan city, central part of Iran

behnam, behnaz (2010) Frequency of psychopathological manifestations in psoriatic patients in Semnan city, central part of Iran. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 12 (47). pp. 11-604.

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Abstract

The present study tried to assess the frequency of psychopathology in a sample of Iranian psoriatic patients. Â Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 70 patients with the final diagnosis of chronic psoriasis referred to dermatology clinics of Semnan city, central part of Iran, were studied between April and September 2008. Severity of psoriasis was determined using Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI). Psychopathological manifestations were assessed using Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90) questionnaire. Categorical data were compared using chi-square test and the relation among continuous variables was analyzed using t test or U Mann-Whitney test. Â Results: The most common diagnosed psychopathological manifestations in psoriatic patients included: depression (31.4), obsession (14.3) and anxiety (11.4). There was a direct significant correlation between prevalence of depression and chronicity of psoriasis (P=0.013). Significant relationships were found between the severity of psoriasis and all types of psychopathological manifestations, except for aggression and paranoia (P<0.05). Â Conclusion: Psychopathological manifestations particularly depression, obsession and anxiety are notably occurred in psoriatic patients and these symptoms are strongly associated with the severity and duration of psoriasis. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WR Dermatology
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 18:12
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 18:12
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5795

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