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New study links itch in skin conditions (including psoriasis) to clinical depression

A new study has found that “the presence of itch in dermatological patients is significantly associated with clinical depression” and suicidal thoughts. The study, of more than 4,500 people across 13 European countries, compared four groups of people: those with dermatological (skin) diseases like psoriasis who reported having itch, those Continue Reading…

Commentary: Do the impact of stress and diet on psoriasis get too much attention?

Ask a psoriasis patient whether stress affects his or her psoriasis, and the answer is almost always a resounding yes. There usually seems to be a stressful event that one can recall had happened before a psoriasis flare. And stressful times seem to make psoriasis worse. Or tell someone you Continue Reading…

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