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Psoriasis affects up to 7.5 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Psoriasis is more common in adults than children and affects males and females equally.

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The Emotional Toll of Psoriasis

Psoriasis can make you itchy and uncomfortable. Treating it can be annoying and time-consuming. But some of the worst effects of psoriasis are emotional. You may feel like your psoriasis gets in the way of your relationships. It can make people treat you strangely. Depending on where it is on your body, psoriasis can be an embarrassing disease. People around you may not understand your condition and be frightened by it. Even your good friends may refuse your offers to help them out in the kitchen...

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  • 2% to 3% of people throughout the world
  • About 2.2% of people in the United States
  • Some cultures more than others. Worldwide, psoriasis is most common in Scandinavia and other parts of northern Europe. It appears to be far less common among Asians and is rare in Native Americans, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Reviewed by Norman Levine, MD on October 31, 2012

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