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Psoriasis and depression go hand-in-hand. Not only can stress make symptoms worse, but it can trigger new symptoms of mental health conditions.
Psoriasis itself can be a stressor, and when you become stressed, it gets worse. Learn about the link between psoriasis and stress and how to manage it.
Dealing with psoriasis and its impact on you, as well as the ignorance of others can be a demanding job.
Fear of judgment means psoriasis and isolation can easily go hand in hand, if you let them. Consider these tips for beating isolation.
When you have psoriasis support is very important. Consider these thoughts on identifying the supports already in your life, and finding new ones.
Have you accepted psoriasis yet? Remember that acknowledging that you have a chronic medical condition like psoriasis is different than accepting it.
Psoriasis and Self Confidence: Having psoriasis can be a blow to your self confidence, but there are several things you can do to boost your self esteem.
Psoriasis will always be a part of your life. Accepting this fact and finding ways to reduce the stigma will not only make your life better.