Mental Wellbeing and Psoriasis

It has been shown that people with psoriasis are more likely to have depression. It is important that your doctor understands this risk and is able to support you if you are feeling depressed. It is important that your depression is treated as it may help to stop your psoriasis getting worse.

The impact of psoriasis on your relationships


It is understandable that you may feel self-conscious about your psoriasis and that this could undermine your self esteem. At times, it can become difficult when meeting new people or a potential romantic partner.

You should not feel like you need to hide yourself away, there are helplines and patient groups that you can talk to about how your psoriasis is making you feel.

It is important that you talk to your friends and family about how you feel too - give them patient booklets so that they can understand more about psoriasis, they will want to support you.

Starting a new relationship may feel daunting, but if you are honest with your new partner about your psoriasis, they will be able to understand how it affects you. If they have feelings for you, your psoriasis should not matter to them.

The information provided on this website is not a substitute for professional medical care. If you have any concerns about your health or medicine, you should consult your healthcare specialist or general practitioner.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the patient information leaflet. You can also report side effects directly in the UK via the Yellow Card Scheme website: or via the the MHRA Yellow Card App in the Google Play or Apple App Store. In Ireland please report via the HPRA at

You can also report adverse events to UCB at or

IE-DA-2300038. September 2023

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