Depressed Psoriasis Patients at Higher Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Depressed Psoriasis Patients at Higher Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis
Depressed Psoriasis Patients at Higher Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with psoriasis who also have major depressive disorder may face a much higher risk for psoriatic arthritis, according to a study published online Feb. 22 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

The investigators analyzed information on 73,447 psoriasis patients in the United Kingdom that had been collected via a primary care database. Patients were tracked for upwards of 25 years.

After adjusting the data to account for other factors, such as age and drinking habits, the researchers found that depression in patients with psoriasis increased the risk of developing psoriatic arthritis by 37 percent.

"These data support the hypothesis that major depressive disorder increases the risk of developing psoriatic arthritis among patients with psoriasis, suggesting a need for heightened prevention and management of major depressive disorder in patients with psoriasis," the authors conclude.

Abstract
Full Text

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


More in Home

Pharmacists Should Counsel Patients Fasting for Ramadan

Pharmacists Should Counsel Patients Fasting for Ramadan

Pharmacists can suggest adjustments for meds taken several times per day, those affected by food intake

AUA: Many Have Unused Opioids After Urologic Procedures

AUA: Many Have Unused Opioids After Urologic Procedures

Patients use just over half of initial prescription; highest percentage of unused meds for cystectomy

Over Half of Young Adult Smoke Volume Exposure From Hookahs

Over Half of Young Adult Smoke Volume Exposure ...

Toxicant exposure to tar, carbon monoxide, nicotine lower, but still substantial, compared to cigarettes

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »