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We all need to talk, but when you have a skin condition as traumatising as psoriasis, sometimes it’s hard to open up to people you know, which is why internet support groups are proving to be a valuable tool in helping to counsel and support people with psoriasis, according to a new report carried out at the Centre for Connected Health and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

10 February, 2009 – 15:34

With over 4% of the population suffering from psoriasis and many of those suffering a great deal of pain and discomfort, as well as sometimes impairing sufferer’s financial status, emotional and sexual wellbeing, it’s critical that sufferers get some kind of support about their skin condition.

The main reasons why people included in the study found on-line support so useful was mainly because of the lack of embarrassment caused when discussing their personal issues due to the anonymity of the internet.

Interestingly, 41% of the study subjects found that their psoriasis improved as a result of using regular online support. So get talking!

Helpful on-line psoriasis support groups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PsoriasisHelp/

http://www.psoriasis-help.org.uk

 

 

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