5 Emotions Of Psoriasis And How Support Groups Can Help

By: Alisha Bridges I was diagnosed with psoriasis in the early ’90s when it was hardly understood, and there was a limited amount of treatments for the disease. At that time, I was 7-years-old and 90% covered with itchy, dry, inflamed patches of plaque psoriasis. Not only did I deal with the insecurities of having a […]

How Do I Talk to My Partner About My Psoriasis?

BY: D.M., a Psoriasis Patient Talking to your partner about any issue you are sensitive to or a topic you feel particularly strongly about may generally be daunting – no matter the concern. Communicating about a specific health condition you live with may be even more unnerving. How you approach the topic may depend on […]

6 Helpful Tips for Singles Dating with Psoriasis

Many persons are turned off by psoriasis. Just ask model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne who lives with the condition. In 2015, she revealed to British newspaper The Times, “People would put on gloves and not want to touch me.” That reaction is usually due to a lack of knowledge and it can make the already nerve-racking experience […]

Is Online Support Effective for People with Psoriasis?

Is Online Support Effective for Persons with Psoriasis? The physical symptoms of psoriasis are often very plain to see. What most persons cannot see are the emotional struggles someone with psoriasis faces. The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) lists loneliness and feelings of isolation as two of the emotional effects of psoriasis. In order to cope, […]

You Don’t Have to Feel Alone With Your Psoriasis Diagnosis

How I’m Conquering Psoriasis Everyday It’s another day at the clinic and you’re waiting in line for your routine consultation. It’s finally your turn and you get to see the doctor. She asks how you feel, and if there are any new concerns. Of course, you want to open up and talk to someone who […]

Gaining Control Over Your Life After a Psoriasis Diagnosis

Dealing with a very visible, chronic skin condition like psoriasis can leave you feeling like you are living your life through the disease, completely at its mercy. Psoriasis can dictate the leisure activities you engage in; the career path you take; how you interact with family and friends; and whether or not you pursue intimate […]

Why Getting Support Is Good When Dealing with Psoriasis

“Support systems and support groups are so important because that’s what makes you stronger.” Nikki Bella, Professional wrestler Living with psoriasis can be an isolating experience. It is hard not to feel a sense of helplessness because the very nature of the condition does, in some ways, mean your own body is working against you. […]