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Vol 3, No 3 (2006)
Case report
Published online: 2006-11-02
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Depression associated with psoriasis: case report

Wiesław Jerzy Cubała, Katarzyna Jakuszkowiak-Wojten, Wioletta Barańska-Rybak, Małgorzata Sokołowska-Wojdyło
Psychiatria 2006;3(3):138-142.

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Vol 3, No 3 (2006)
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Published online: 2006-11-02

Abstract

Psoriasis is a common benign, inflammatory skin disease which is based upon a genetic predisposition. A number of patients with psoriasis suffer from depression and approximately 5% of individuals with psoriasis commit suicidal attempt. The paper presents a case of a 43-year-old male patient with a 34-year history of psoriasis who developed severe depressive episode in course of the hospitalization related to the exacerbation of psoriasis. A full remission of depressive episode was achieved with citalopram 20 mg/day. The paper discusses the epidemiology and common pathomechanisms associated with the immune system observed in psoriasis and depression.

Abstract

Psoriasis is a common benign, inflammatory skin disease which is based upon a genetic predisposition. A number of patients with psoriasis suffer from depression and approximately 5% of individuals with psoriasis commit suicidal attempt. The paper presents a case of a 43-year-old male patient with a 34-year history of psoriasis who developed severe depressive episode in course of the hospitalization related to the exacerbation of psoriasis. A full remission of depressive episode was achieved with citalopram 20 mg/day. The paper discusses the epidemiology and common pathomechanisms associated with the immune system observed in psoriasis and depression.
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Keywords

depression; psoriasis; citalopram; acitrecin; psychoimmunology

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Title

Depression associated with psoriasis: case report

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 3, No 3 (2006)

Article type

Case report

Pages

138-142

Published online

2006-11-02

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2006;3(3):138-142.

Keywords

depression
psoriasis
citalopram
acitrecin
psychoimmunology

Authors

Wiesław Jerzy Cubała
Katarzyna Jakuszkowiak-Wojten
Wioletta Barańska-Rybak
Małgorzata Sokołowska-Wojdyło

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