Jeffrey Lieberman M.D

Healio | Atopic Dermatitis May Be Associated With Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder

Data were derived from Fan R, et al. Arch Dermatol Res. 2023;doi:10.1007/s00403-023-02674-7.
By Richard Gawel | Perspective from Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD | Perspective from Benjamin Ungar, MD | Fact checked by Kristen Dowd

Atopic dermatitis was associated with increased odds of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, according to a study published in the Archives of Dermatological Research.

Physicians who treat patients with AD should recognize these associations and collaborate with other providers as needed, Jeffrey M. Cohen, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.