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    Psoriasis: Emotional Support During Treatment

    Talk to Your Psoriasis Treatment Team

    If you can't manage the stress on your own, talk to your doctor. He may be able to refer you to a psychologist or counselor who can help.

    If you're having serious side effects from treatment, tell your doctor immediately. Treatments can cause depression, fatigue, skin sensitivity, joint pain, and other symptoms. Your doctor may be able to help ease those unwanted side effects.

    Find a Support Group

    If you just found out you have psoriasis, it might help to talk to others who also have the disease. To find a support group in your area, check with the National Psoriasis Foundation, which keeps a list of active chapters. The foundation also offers mentoring, which connects people newly diagnosed with volunteers who are very familiar with the condition. Another great way to find support and information is by taking part in events such as walk-a-thons and benefits organized by the National Psoriasis Foundation or local groups in your area.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on February 10, 2016
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