Changing Faces launches free online training module
Skin conditions are extremely common. Every year approximately 54% of the UK population experience a skin condition. The most common reasons for seeing a GP are skin infection and eczema. Changing Faces, a charity that supports and represents people with disfigurements, including those caused by dermatological conditions, have found that patients often experience depression, anxiety, embarrassment, lack of confidence, low self-esteem and, in extreme cases, contemplate suicide. They also regularly have to cope with staring, intrusive questions and unhelpful or inappropriate comments.
Dermatology in practice 2017; 23(1): 24–24
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