Managing a chronic disease can be as draining and stressful as having a newborn around. So it’s no surprise that individuals who suffer from plaque psoriasis also are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem and mood disorders, including depression. Although not everyone who has plaque psoriasis suffers from depression, almost a quarter of people who have plaque psoriasis do. So if you are feeling down or have been for a while, talk to your doctor. Treating both the plaque psoriasis and depression can help you regain quality of life.
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Is there a link between plaque psoriasis and depression?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
What skin disorders are linked to skin barrier malfunctioning?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
Common disorders such as dry skin, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (or eczema), acne, rosacea, and photodamage are all related to skin barrier dysfunction.
What are seborrheic keratoses?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredSeborrheic keratoses are noncancerous skin growths that are usually brown, but they can range in color from black to white. Unlike moles, seborrheic keratoses rarely occur in childhood but are most likely to appear on the skin in middle and older age. They can appear anywhere on the skin, except for the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. If you have concerns about seborrheic keratoses, talk to your dermatologist for more information.
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