PubMed | Owaisi Hospital Research and Center
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Indian journal of psychological medicine | Year: 2014
Vitiligo has underlying mental illness but mostly not diagnosed and never used psychiatric medication. Hence, the problem persists affecting mostly the individuals quality of life.Assessing the quality of life, level of depression, and self-esteem of patients with vitiligo and give psychiatric medication for underlying mental illness.The study conducted at Owaisi Hospital Research Centre, Hyderabad. The patients registered for dermatologist consultation were also registered for consultation with psychiatrist to rule out any mental illness after detailed evaluation using standardized scales.Patients suffering with vitiligo had depression and low self-esteem; their quality of life was disturbed.The findings provide the role of Mental Health Professionals involved in the field of dermatology for the patients suffering with vitiligo.