Research Trends and Challenges in Medical Science Vol. 8,
5 February 2021,
The psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease, chronic and relapsing, characterized by erythematous patches covered by a silvery-white scaly layer, mainly located on elbows, knees, sacral area and scalp. In the literature it emerged that it is associated with a particular difficulty in understanding and communicating one's own and others' emotions, a discomfort that manifests itself mainly on the body. People with psoriasis have an alteration in their body image and this affects the quality of life. The psoriasis as well as other dermatological disorders also seem to be associated with psychological problems, for instance depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and various conditions such as states of strong concern, stress and low self-esteem. In conclusion, this complex of emotional and physical issues highlights the need a multidisciplinary approach to treating both physical and emotional disorders, in a combined treatment to ensure a better quality of life for the patient. The work aims to examine the psychological aspects and consequences of psoriatic patients, in particular, problems related to the regulation and expression of emotions.