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How can I find a support group if I have psoriasis?

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It's helpful to speak to other people who also have psoriasis. They understand just what you're going through and can offer personal suggestions.

To find a support group in your area, check with the National Psoriasis Foundation, which keeps a list of active chapters. The organization also offers mentoring, which connects newly diagnosed people with volunteers who are very familiar with the condition.

Another great way to find support and information is to take part in events such as walkathons and benefits organized by the National Psoriasis Foundation or local groups in your area.

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Treatments," "Connect With Others."

Linda Cornish, dermatology nurse, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA.

Julie Nelligan, PhD, health psychologist, private practice, Portland, OR.

Cornish, L.  , February 2008. Dermatology Nursing

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 28, 2019

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Treatments," "Connect With Others."

Linda Cornish, dermatology nurse, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA.

Julie Nelligan, PhD, health psychologist, private practice, Portland, OR.

Cornish, L.  , February 2008. Dermatology Nursing

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 28, 2019

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