Consider mental health of patients with even mild acne, research shows

Clinicians should consider the psychological effects of skin diseases such as acne even in cases that are not clinically regarded as severe, UK research suggests.

Acne: Patient view of severity better predictor pf psychological morbidity
Acne: Patient view of severity better predictor pf psychological morbidity
A study looking at the agreement between patients' own assessment of the severity of their skin disease and that of an objective clinical assessment found only a modest link between the two.

It showed that a patient's own view of severity was a better predictor of psychological morbidity than the objective measure.

Researchers from the University of Newcastle had collected patient reported self-assessment and clinician-led objective assessments of 108 patients with acne, psoriasis or atopic eczema.

They concluded that clinicans should consider the physcological impact of skin diseases not just in those with objectively more skin disease but in those across many different levels of severity.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

The original Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

First COVID-19 vaccine to target Omicron variant approved for use in UK

The MHRA has approved an updated version of the Moderna vaccine that targets both...

Ballot box

Majority of GPs back taking industrial action in the coming year, poll suggests

The majority of GPs support taking industrial action in the coming 12 months to push...

RCGP sign

NHS winter plan does not provide enough support for GPs, warns RCGP

NHS England's winter plan does not include enough measures to support general practice...

NHS sign

Plans to recruit 1,000 new link workers to support GP practices this winter

NHS England has set out plans to recruit an additional 1,000 social prescribing link...

BMA House

BMA prepares to ballot junior doctors on industrial action

Junior doctors will be balloted over industrial action if the government does not...

Typing on a laptop

NHS 111 systems could be offline until next week following cyber attack

NHS 111 systems could be offline until next week following the cyber attack on a...