Unmet Needs in the Management of Plaque Psoriasis

This Clinical Brief reviews the numerous unmet needs among with patients with psoriasis, a chronic and debilitating disease. In the absence of a cure, these patients seek a treatment that improves the signs and symptoms of their disease.


  • Patients with moderate or severe psoriasis have been shown to be undertreated
  • Individuals with psoriasis are subject to numerous comorbid conditions
  • Patients with severe psoriasis report issues with equal treatments in service establishments
  • Psychosocial effects have been shown to include strong feelings of anger or self-consciousness, problems with sleeping, and contemplation of suicide
  • Psoriasis can impair a person’s ability to work, with a negative effect on work productivity, job retention, and the amount of missed days from a job.