Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

The characteristics of personality profile of patients with HIV-associated psoriasis

Year: 2013, volume 9 Issue: №3 Pages: 552-556
Heading: Dermatovenerology Article type: Original article
Authors: Morrison А.V., Utz S.R., Davydova А.V., Grishina V.B., Platonova A.N., Shtoda U.M.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

The goal: to give a characteristic of the personality profile, a comparative evaluation of psychosomatic changes in patients with psoriasis and HIV-associated psoriasis. Materials and methods. The study involved 27 patients aged
18-65 years with psoriasis and HIV-associated psoriasis, and isolated comorbid mental disorders and patients without skin disease, formed the control group. The survey in all patients was conducted with clinical-dermatological method, supplemented by psychometric methods (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), the Hamilton Scale for Depression (HDRS)). Results. Analysis of the psychological status of patients with psoriasis demonstrated a high frequency of mental disorders in these patients.

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