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International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

2019, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A

Acne, psoriasis, and alopecia areata sufferers' depression and suicidal tendencies
Author(s)
CH Vijay Bhasker Reddy
Abstract
Background and Objectives: In individuals with persistent skin conditions, depression is a prevalent but frequently undiagnosed psychological complication. Depression can make these problems worse and make them more likely to persist. Among adult dermatological outpatients having acne, psoriasis, and alopecia areata, researchers examined the prevalence of depressive illness and suicidal thoughts as well as the relationship between the intensity of the dermatitis and the degree of the major depression.
Materials and Methods: The psychologist used Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Beck Scale for Suicidality to evaluate 186 patients who visited Department of DVL, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Telangana, India from September 2017 to August 2018 were confirmed of acne, psoriasis, and alopecia areata for comorbid depressive illness and suicidal tendencies.
Results: Participants experiencing acne vulgaris, psoriasis, and alopecia areata were each reported to have major depression in amounts of 9.41%, 28.3%, and 19.51%, respectively. While 2.35%, 3.33%, and 2.43% of individuals, respectively, had suicidal behaviour. Significant association between the BDI score and psoriasis and hair fall intensity as well as hair fall duration.
Conclusion: In treating the underlying psychological comorbidities in individuals with skin conditions might aid improve dermatological problem care and offer these individuals medical services.
Pages: 34-37 | Views: 63 | Downloads: 29
How to cite this article:
CH Vijay Bhasker Reddy. Acne, psoriasis, and alopecia areata sufferers' depression and suicidal tendencies. Int J Dermatol Venereology Leprosy Sci 2019;2(1):34-37. DOI: 10.33545/26649411.2019.v2.i1a.119
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