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A few decades into health reporting, I've learned one important thing: mental and physical health are a couple. How can we report on a skin disease like psoriasis without going beyond the physical manifestations of the disease? What about the psychosocial burden? One story is as big as the other, as far as I'm concerned. My recent story in Dermatology Times magazine focused on the connection between psoriasis, the physical disease, and psoriasis, the mental burden. I talked with dermatologists and a patient who shared heart-breaking stories about how people deal with this unpredictable and difficult to manage disease. It's true that it won't kill them. Psoriasis tends not to be regarded as a life-threatening disease. But it does leave many with a broken spirit. Quality of life is a big issue for people who struggle with psoriasis. Psoriasis is just one example. Whether a person is suffering from back pain, heart disease, cancer or even acne, you can be sure there's a mental component. As caring, responsible people, we have to start addressing that side of disease. Doctors, nurses, health reporters.... The list goes on. For more about the psychosocial impact of psoriasis, see my article in Dermatology Times magazine at http://tinyurl.com/lvkuu5h.
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