| Published: July 20, 2017
To See the Level of Depression in Person’s having Skin Disease
Skin disease often present mood disorders, depression, anxiety disorders and psychological conditions. Seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis, both characterized by chronic inflammation of skin, have been linked to emotional states. Skin disease here refers to disorders of exclusively (or predominantly) the superficial layers of the skin. Psychological factors have long been associated with the onset, maintenance and exacerbation of many cutaneous disorders (Newell, 2000, p. 8; Papadopoulos, Bor & Legg, 1999, p. 107). Depression is a major cause of morbidity worldwide (WHO, 2001). “Depression is the common cold of psychopathology, at once familiar and mysterious” (Seligman, 1973). The aim of the present study is to see the level of depression in peson’s having skin disease. Methodology- The sample size consisted of 40 patients suffering from common skin problems. The study was conducted at dermatlogy outpatient clinic Bhilai, Durg, C.G.. The samples were selected by purposive sampling method The tools used for assessing the variables are Sociodemographic, self made consent form and Beck Depression Inventory (Beck,1961). Result & Conclusion:- Minimal depression was found in 40 % of patients, while 7.5 % had mild and 20 % had moderate level of depression. 32.5 % of them suffered from severe depression.
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© 2017 Hamdani S, Parasar A
Received: May 29, 2017; Revision Received: July 01, 2017; Accepted: July 20, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017