Vitiligo is associated with nearly a 3-fold risk for developing psychiatric disorders, according to study results published in the Journal of Dermatology.

Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease that has major adverse effects on quality of life, No study has analyzed the association between vitiligo and the incidence of inclusive psychiatric diseases in the Asian population. Thus, investigators collected data from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan to analyze this association.