Psoriasis: a stress-related disease

Cutis. 1993 May;51(5):322-6.


Stress is a well-known triggering factor in the appearance or exacerbation of psoriasis. The concept of psychoneuroimmunology in relation to stress is described. As part of the total care of the psoriasis patient, physicians are urged to augment traditional psoriasis treatment regimens with stress-reduction strategies, such as biofeedback, meditation, and self-help approaches.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psoriasis / psychology*
  • Psoriasis / therapy
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Stress, Psychological / complications*
  • Stress, Psychological / physiopathology
  • Stress, Psychological / therapy