How does having vitiligo affect the mental state?
While it may not affect the physical state, having vitiligo can have serious effects on one’s mental state. The condition can cause a person to feel self-conscious or insecure, especially if they are young or in the early stages of their diagnosis. It can also cause a person to isolate themselves and even become depressed.
If you suspect you or someone you know is suffering from depression or anxiety due to vitiligo, it is important to seek treatment. Depression and anxiety are real illnesses that require professional treatment, just like any other physical ailment–and they can be treated with medication and talk therapy.
Vitiligo affects everyone differently. Some people with it may not feel any negative effects at all; others might experience them more intensely than others do. If you find yourself struggling mentally from your condition, don’t hesitate to reach out!