British study finds link between skin diseases and mental health problems

It is widely believed that an unhealthy lifestyle is the cause of outbreaks of skin diseases that, in addition to painful physical symptoms, can cause depression, stress, and other mental health problems.

A study by prescription-only Typharm found that 82% of patients said skin conditions like eczema robbed them of their self-confidence, while others were too embarrassed to ask strangers about their condition.

More disturbingly, the researchers found that 32% of those surveyed said they had considered suicide.

However, 7 out of 10 out of 1,000 adults tested said they had never received counseling about their health condition.

Experts from the All Party Parliamentary Group said: “Mental health and physical health are inextricably linked. There is ample evidence that people are at increased risk of poor mental health when they live with a chronic skin condition.”

General practitioner and skin care specialist, Dr. Nessa Aslam, explained: “The emotional impact of skin problems can harm every aspect of a patient’s life, from relationships to work, home and family life, and there is no part of life that does not affect in any way. “.

Dr. Aslam added: “Inflammation is a common feature of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, and this may partly help explain the link between dermatological symptoms and psychological well-being. Untreated eczema and psoriasis can have a serious impact on quality of life, so it is important to seek information and support and ensure the most efficient conduct of business.

Source: Express