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Changing the face of psoriasis care

Craving connection
The power of human connection is undeniable. It can change entire communities, decrease rates of disease, and improve overall quality of life.1 Yet, for those living with psoriasis, forging those integral human connections can be challenging. 

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease, which is estimated to affect up to 1.8 million people in the UK.2 It is a complex disease and, for many, the impact stretches far beyond the skin and often takes a deep emotional toll. Living with psoriasis can increase the risk of suffering from a mental health disorder, such as depression or anxiety, which can, in turn, negatively impact the progression of the disease.3 These mental health issues can have a major impact on quality of life; psychological co-morbidities include reduced self-esteem, low career aspirations and avoidance of work or social situations. In fact, the impact on quality of life can be comparable to conditions such as diabetes and cancer.4

Dermatology in practice 2018; 24(4): 100–101
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