Psoriasis-specific group psychological intervention can be a powerful tool not just in learning to deal with the emotional burdens of the disease, but in treating the disease itself. It seems that talking about your Psoriasis with others similarly afflicted can actually help to clear your skin more quickly and effectively.
Psoriasis patients like others with significant skin diseases tend to suffer tremendous amounts of stress regarding their skin. While appearance plays a part in this, it is actually issues regarding perceived control and the demands of the condition that fuels this stress.
The good news is that there is evidence that psychological intervention can provide many benefits including a reduction in unhelpful beliefs about the condition, as well as anxiety, depression and stress. Not just the mind, but the body improves: physician-rated clinic severity improved and three times more people achieved 75% clearing of their skin compared to patients not receiving adjunctive psychological treatment.