How to Care for Your Mental Health While Living with Psoriasis
Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.
As if skin lesions and joint stiffness weren’t enough to deal with, psoriatic disease tends to affect people in multiple ways—and they’re not all physical. People with psoriasis often struggle with their mental health, too.
In fact, in a recent survey, Kopa members were asked how much psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis impact their mental health. Nine percent of respondents said ‘extremely,’ 34 percent said ‘very much,’ and 34 percent said ‘somewhat.’ Only 4 percent said their psoriatic disease didn’t impact their mental health at all.