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How does stigma from psoriasis cause stress?

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Living with psoriasis can make you self-conscious and ashamed. Any aspect of being social can be stressful, from going on a date to shaking someone's hand.

From: Stress and Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

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Robert Brodell, MD, professor of internal medicine, dermatology section, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio. 

Mark Lebwohl, MD, chairman, medical board, National Psoriasis Foundation; chairman, department of dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University. 

Alan Menter, MD, president, International Psoriasis Council; director, Psoriasis Research, Baylor Research Institute, Dallas. 

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Fact Sheet: CAM and Integrative Medicine," "Mind and Body."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

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Robert Brodell, MD, professor of internal medicine, dermatology section, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio. 

Mark Lebwohl, MD, chairman, medical board, National Psoriasis Foundation; chairman, department of dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University. 

Alan Menter, MD, president, International Psoriasis Council; director, Psoriasis Research, Baylor Research Institute, Dallas. 

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Fact Sheet: CAM and Integrative Medicine," "Mind and Body."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

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