Study data published in the British Journal of Dermatology suggest that depression screening rates are low in patients with psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (AD), despite known associations between these skin conditions and adverse psychiatric outcomes.

Investigators abstracted data from the 2006-2015 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. In the survey, participating physicians provide data on approximately 30 patient visits during a randomly assigned 1-week reporting period. Patient visits for psoriasis and AD were identified using the associated International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition codes.